SOURCE: Coworkers recipe
I took this for Thanksgiving Dinner at Mel & Morgan's this year. It is easy, unique and quite yummy. This recipe also won the salad contest at our work recipe judging competition so enjoy! After I made this, I saw a version of this salad on Food Network: Paula Deen. Her version has halved grape tomatoes which I don't use in mine.
Ingredients (for 4-6 people):
1 large head or 3 medium fresh broccoli stalks cut into bite size pieces (yields about 2 cups)
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup red onions chopped
2 tblsp white sugar
3 tblsp white wine vinegar
1 cup mayonaise
1/2 cup sliced almonds
6 slices of bacon (Oscar mayer already cooked bacon works and is easier)
Place bacon on skillet. cook on medium until evenly brown (4 mins for "already cooked bacon"). Place on paper towels. Crumble.
In a salad bowl toss broccoli, raisins, red onions. In a seperate bowl whisk white sugar, vinegar and mayonaise. Pour over brocolli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Sprinkle almonds and bacon before serving. Toss again and serve.
Optional (Some variations of this recipe on the internet will have frozen peas and/or halved grape tomatoes. Haven't tried that version but sounds pretty awesome)