This recipe isn't a new creation. This recipe has been around. It's great for picnics, cookouts (as long as you don't leave it out too long) or for everyday. It's cool, crisp and fresh with a little sweetness and a little tang. And it has passed the three-year-old's approval.
Broccoli Peanut Raisin Salad (adapted from my mom's recipe)
5 cups raw broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup roasted peanuts (salted is fine)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp. vinegar
Place broccoli florets and raisins into a medium-sized bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over broccoli and raisins and combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve (you can easily make it a day ahead). Add peanuts and stir them in just before serving.