Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Broccoli Salad

I absolutely big puffy heart LOVE this salad.  I'm a huge fan of broccoli and it can only be made better with onions and bacon.  It's a great summertime classic, but I'm very excited to have fresh broccoli year round to make it whenever I like.

1 large head broccoli, chopped
1 mild red onion, chopped
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
1/2 cup crisp cooked bacon
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries, optional
1/2 cup cashews or peanuts, optional

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mayo
2 Tbsp. white vinegar

Mix dressing and let set at least 3 hours before combining with other ingredients.