Saturday, July 26, 2008

Broccoli Salad

6 cups broccoli, chopped
1 lg. red onion, chopped (a sweet onion would work, too)
8-10 piecs bacon, cooked and crumbled (or, a handful of the bagged crumbled bacon)
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup cashews or slivered almonds (optional)
2/3 cup raisins or pineapple tidbits (optional)

1 1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whipe
2 tbls. vinegar
1/2 cup sugar

Combine dressing ingredients and let sit while you mix the rest of the salad (it gives it a few minutes to let the sugar to break down.) Mix all of the ingredients, except for the bacon and cashews. Pour dressing over salad, mix well and chill until serving. Add bacon and nuts just before serving.