This is a great salad for a family gathering. Easy to make and since I follow a low sugar and low fat diet, I just modified an old recipe to suit my needs.
* I ALSO HAVE A COSTCO MEMBERSHIP AND I BUY THE BAG OF BROCCOLI FLORETS AND CRUMBLED BACON.
Mix together the broccoli, onion and bacon and set aside. In a separate bowl mix together the mayo, splenda and vinegar. The amount of brown sugar blend can be adjusted to suit your taste. Depending on the day I will use anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. This dressing will soak into the broccoli and soften it a bit. My family and I prefer to mix it about a half hour before serving, allowing it to soften the broccoli yet allowing it to still be firm.
I often mix flax into the salad for the added health benefit. Hope you enjoy and don't be afraid to play with the additional toppings. Making a recipe your own is sometimes the best part!