Gather your ingredients.
Finely chop the red onion. I only used half because this onion was large.
Break your broccoli down into bite size pieces. Optional: blanch broccoli for about one minute in boiling water and move immediately to ice water to stop cooking.
Mix together your mayonnaise, white vinegar, and sugar.
In a bowl or serving dish, combine the broccoli and red onion. Add golden raisins...
Real bacon bits...
Sunflower seeds and finely shredded cheddar cheese.
I like using sharp cheddar as its flavor stands up to the broccoli and dressing.
Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. You can serve right away or let sit overnight.