When we moved to Colorado Springs in 2007, I was saddened to discover that there was not a Souplantation here. Then we discovered that there was one in Denver (about an hour North) but never seem to make it up there. I found the recipe on their blog for the Joan's Broccoli Madness salad (http://blog.souplantation.com/a-guest-favorite-joans-broccoli-madness/ ) and I finally tried it yesterday. It was DELICIOUS! I was so thrilled and I thought I would share the recipe here:
1 bunch uncooked broccoli*
½ cup crumbled cooked bacon
½ cup cashews
1/3 cup raisins
¼ cup chopped red onions
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Mix the first five ingredients in a large bowl.
In a second bowl, beat dressing ingredients together gently until smooth.
Toss the salad with the dressing approximately 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld. Serve on chilled salad dishes.
*The broccoli is a loose guideline: often people have to make it a few times before they get it just the way they like it.