Broccoli and Orange Salad


I had everything on hand for this pretty, delicious salad…just had to make it!  This isn't a new idea, but the oranges and almonds update it.  When I make it again, I will probably cut the onions in half before slicing.  The dressing is just right; and when you spoon up your salad, you get some of all of the topping goodies too.  This is perfect for a winter salad, but also for picnics and BBQ’s where you can have it ready ahead of time.                  
Broccoli and Orange Salad
     3/4    cup  Mayonnaise
     1/4    Cup  Sugar
  2           tablespoons  White Vinegar
  16         ounces  Broccoli Florets
     1/2    Cup  Golden Raisins
     1/2    small  Red Onion -- or purple, thinly sliced
  4           slices  Bacon -- cooked and crumbled
  11         ounces  Mandarin Orange -- drained
     1/3    Cup  Sliced Almonds -- toasted
Stir together mayonnaise, sugar and white vinegar in a large bowl.  Add broccoli and raisins; toss well.  Cover and chill thoroughly.
Top with onion, crumbled bacon, mandarin oranges and almonds.
8-10 Servings
  "Southern Living Homestyle Cooking"

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