Broccoli, Almond and Crispy Bacon Salad
Broccoli, Almond and Crispy Bacon Salad has all my favourite ingredients, takes 20 minutes to fix and it great as a meal in itself or as a part of the larger meal.
- One head broccoli medium
- 100 grams bacon cubes
- 8 - 10 almonds
- 1/2 onion chopped (optional)
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsps cheddar cheese sharp (optional)
- to taste salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
Chop the broccoli in medium sized florets. Now you can either blanch them in boiling water for 3-4 minutes or grill them in the oven at 180C for 6 mins. Don't overcook the broccoli, the salad tastes best when the broccoli is crisp.
Thaw and saute the bacon cubes till crisp and browned.
Heat the olive oil in a pan and lightly toast the almonds in it. If you like spicy salads, feel free to add some paprika just before it is done.
Mix all the dressing ingredients together till well blended. I haven't used cheese in the photo above but I often use it while making this salad
Gently mix together broccoli, bacon and the dressing. Sprinkle the toasted nuts on top and serve warm or cold.
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