This is a great way to use broccoli. It has a variety of tastes and textures that compliment each other in a way that may surprise you.
You will need a large bowl.
2 heads of fresh broccoli, cut up into bite size pieces. DO NOT cook!
1 small red onion, chopped
4 to 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped cashews- salted or unsalted
1 cup mayonaise
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
Combine all the salad ingredients in your large bowl.
In another bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Start off with the lesser amount of sugar and add more if it is not sweet enough for you.
Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and mix well to coat.
Refrigerate until chilled.
Serves 6 to 8.
You can use the broccoli stems. Some people don’t like them because are a little tougher.
To get rid of the toughness, peel the stem pieces with a vegetable peeler.