This salad has great texture and a fresh taste with bacon bits and cheddar cheese to round out the flavor.
Pecan Craisin Broccoli Salad
1 large head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
6 Tablespoons bacon bits - Hormel brand*
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 or 3 handfuls of toasted pecans, chopped
1/3 cup Craisins
1 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 to 2 Tablespoons sugar (to taste)
Wash broccoli pieces and steam for about a minute (or just until bright green).
Drain broccoli and rinse with cool water. Drain well.
Combine broccoli, bacon bits, onion, cheddar cheese, pecans, and Craisins in a large bowl.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar to make dressing.
Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and stir to coat evenly.
Store the salad in covered container and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
*You can substitute freshly cooked bacon.