8 ounces bacon 
5 cups small broccoli florets 
1 cup mayonnaise 
1 tablespoon cider vinegar 
1/3 cup chopped onion 
1/4 cup sugar 
3/4 cup raisins 
1/2 cup sunflower kernels 


Step 1
Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook over medium heat just until crisp; drain on paper towels.

Step 2
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and blanch until bright green and slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Drain well, run under cold water to stop the cooking, and drain again.

Step 3
In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, onion, sugar and raisins. Add the broccoli and toss the coat with the dressing. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 4
Just before servings, fold in the sunflower kernels and the bacon pieces. Serve immediately.