Broccoli Salad with Berries

Broccoli salads are great for boxed lunches, picnics and of course, church suppers. I have quite a few different versions on my catering menu. Broccoli Salad with Berries is a client favorite. Make it extra special by stirring in some crispy fried bacon just before serving.

For the dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons vinegar

For the salad:

5 cups broccoli florets, trimmed

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 cup fresh blackberries

1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

1/3  cup salted cashews

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Place broccoli, red onion, strawberries, blueberries and mandarin oranges in a large bowl. Toss gently with dressing. Garnish with cashews. Serves 6 to 8.