About this recipe: This delicious salad is packed with loads of raw fruits and vegetables. To make it vegetarian, omit the bacon - it's still utterly delicious!
This looks nice, BUT what part of it is Veggie and what part is Raw when you have cooked bacon in it? Yes you can omit the pork but how about changing the title so Vegans and Vegetarians don't stumble upon it. - 11 Jan 2012
I had to prepare a salad for a cookout and wanted to find a recipe for something other than the typical pasta or potato. I saw the star rating and read the reviews for this salad and immediately my pessimistic side thought no salad made with a combo of these odd ingredients could ever be that good. So I made the salad, partly in a effort to counter those who have continued to hail it's excellence. My first complaint was the estimated prep time of 20 minutes. It took me quite a bit longer than that, but I can be easily distracted and perhaps I use a slower cutting/chopping technique. But in the end, I was forced to accept defeat, for everyone at the cookout did, in fact, rave about this salad and inquire as to who made it. Yes, it really is that good. - 31 May 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a very nice salad. I almost gave it 5 stars, but didn't since I had to make so many changes to the original...and I think the changes really made it much better. The changes I made are as follows: (1) lightly steam the broccoli, (2) omit the dried cranberries...preference only, (3) omit the green grapes and double the red grapes, (4) slice the red grapes in half, (5) reduce the sugar to 2 Tablespoons, (6) reduce the wine vinegar to 2-3 Tablespoons, (7) reduce the mayo to 1/2 cup, and (8) add 1/2 cup of regular sour cream. Everyone really likes this salad...even my 4 year old gobbled it up! Thanks. - 14 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)