This is a recipe from The American Country Inn and Bed and Breakfast Cookbook, 1990, Volume 2 submmited by The Shire Inn in Chelsea, Vermont. Similar to regular Broccoli salads but different by adding rotini tri- colored pasta.
Cook pasta according to the package directions. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, onion and raisins. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Toss the sauce with the broccoli mixture and add the cashews. Toss with the pasta. I'm guessing on the amount of time as I usually forget to do this.