This is a great salad if you are just tired of the usual tossed salad. It goes great with just about anything and you can prepare it ahead of time. It's especially good for the holiday menu if you add the dried Craisins to it for that pop of color. Here is what you will need for this one:
2 cups of broccoli florets, chopped in bite size pieces
2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped in bit size pieces
1 small red onion, diced (can use a sweet onion like a Vidalia or similar)
1 cup sunflower shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Craisins or raisins (optional)
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup real bacon bits (can use bacon fried crisp and crumbled)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a salad bowl mix the broccoli, cauliflower, onion, sunflower seeds and Craisins, if using them.
In a separate bowl stir together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the salad ingredients and toss. Refrigerate until time to serve.
Right before serving sprinkle the top with the bacon and shredded cheese.