This is the best Broccoli Salad recipe and is always the first to go at BBQs and potlucks. This easy Broccoli Salad recipe is full of bacon, almonds, raisins (or craisins), and onion.
Combine broccoli with the red onion, bacon (see note), raisins, almonds, and cheese in a large bowl.
To prepare the broccoli salad dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad.
I like to add the bacon right before serving to keep it crispy.
You can also use halved grapes instead of raisins. Toast almonds in a skillet for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
To toast the almonds, just heat them over medium heat in a skillet and cook for just a couple of minutes until golden brown.
Source: my friend Tara Moore; adapted from Allrecipes