This is my mother in-laws recipe! It became an instant family favorite! My kids and husband will eat broccoli if it has melted cheese on it OR if I make this salad. I make the dressing first to give it time to blend.
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 cup of mayo
Mix the first 2 ingredients first to let the sugar dissolve into the vinegar. Whisk in the mayo. Place in fridge while you make the rest of the salad.
4 bunches of broccoli, cleaned & chopped bite size
1 cup chopped green onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup dried cranberries
6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup of sliced toasted almonds
Combine all the ingredients except the almonds. Toss in the dressing. The dressing goes a long way so toss a little in at a time. Sprinkle almonds on top OR leave almonds to the side. The almonds can become soft sitting in the salad. Make ahead and chill or serve right away.