This is a really good salad, one of the best.  We made it, thinking we would take it to a family reunion.  We were sure that it would be an absolute hit.  But alas, we forgot it in the refrigerator.


1 head fresh broccoli chopped
1/2 medium red onion diced
1/2 pound bacon fried and crumbled
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 cups cooked sweet potato orzo


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, the diced red onion, the fried and crumbled bacon, one-half cup grated cheddar cheese, and the three cups sweet potato orzo until ingredients are well distributed.
  2. Prepare the dressing by mixing the cup of mayonnaise with the one-fourth cup of sugar and the one tablespoons cider vinegar.
  3. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and toss to coat.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and place it in refrigerator for three hours.  Serve cold.
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