adapted from Angela's Kitchen
5 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds) A bag of florets from Costco works great!
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 small red onion, small chop
8 slices bacon, chopped, cooked and drained
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
Prepare the dressing: Mix together all of the ingredients and refrigerate for two hours. (Taste the dressing to make certain that it has a ratio of vinegar to sugar that pleases your palate.)
Prepare the salad: Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Dress with the chilled dressing before serving.
Note: All of the salad ingredients may be measured and placed in ziplocks until you are ready to eat or taken to a potluck and mixed just before serving.
We have a restaurant in town that serves this salad as part of their buffet. While working, I attended many meetings there and enjoyed this salad at lunch. That salad is my measure...and this is pretty darn close. I am going to have to make it again soon and have a very large bowl! I can hardly wait.