Every once in awhile, I get a hankering for something really tasty that is typically "off-season". It's like craving a turkey dinner with all the fixings, six months before Thanksgiving. It was snowing and cruddy outside when I started craving summer salads. One of my favorites is Broccoli salad. You can buy a 3lb bag of broccoli florets at Costco for under $4. So this flavorful summer salad was a breeze to make while winter was still looming outdoors.
(for a Large bowl...cut recipe in half for smaller families)
1 bag of broccoli from Costco--cut into small pieces
1/2 lb bacon--cooked, drained, and crumbled
1 medium red onion--cut into small pieces
1 cup sunflower seeds--I like the salted/roasted ones
1-1 1/2 cups raisins
2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
Mix the mayonnaise and sugar together in a bowl until the sugar crystals are dissolved. Add the vinegar and mix well.