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Monday, January 9, 2012

"SHOP DICK'S" BACON & BROCCOLI SALAD


We had our annual potluck during the Holidays at the ‘Salt Mine’. Lots of home made sweets and casseroles were shared. ‘Shop Dick’ our mechanic brought in a broccoli salad and asked me to try it. It was delicious. I immediately asked him for the recipe. Guess what? This recipe includes a pound of bacon. I knew I liked this dish and now I love it. These few ingredients blend together for a sweet savory fresh vegetable combination that really shines in flavor. I even dare to say it is healthy and good for you because of the fresh broccoli. So get out your broccoli stalks, pull up a knife and let’s make a salad.



(Before bacon & dressing)

“Shop Dick’s Bacon & Broccoli Salad

1 pound bacon sliced
2 bunches broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
1 small red onion chopped
1 cup of raisins

Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons of cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of sugar
Salt & pepper to taste

I used Nueske bacon for a special treat. Fry your bacon until crispy and wonderful. Drain on paper towels. When cool chop into pieces and reserve.
Combine the broccoli, onion and raisins in a bowl. Make the dressing by combining mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Add dressing and bacon to broccoli mixture. It could not be simpler.



This salad is a winning combination of flavors. The smoky bacon, crispy broccoli and sweet raisins were made for each other. I cannot believe how good this tastes. This is health food in my book. Thanks ‘Shop Dick’ .

6 comments:

Greg said...

Bacon makes it better! A fun way to eat your vegetables.

Zoomie said...

Ooof, that's a lot of mayo but it does sound appealing. I have Brussels sprouts and pancetta in the fridge - going for something similar.

cookiecrumb said...

That's a Waldorf Salad for grown-up men! Nice.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, Of course I agree with you. Bacon is a vegetable in my book.

Zoomie, It was great Shop Dick shared his recipe. I like to think of recipes as outlines for a finished product. I see you are going to substitute wannabe bacon and broccoli's evil step sister Brussel sprouts. Maybe you can add/subtract or even delete the mayonnaise.

cookiecrumb. Then I would like a Waldorf salad. I am going to look up Waldorf salad because I am not sure if I have ever had one.

cookiecrumb said...

No, you don't want one. Apples and walnuts.

Chris said...

A pound of bacon and a cup of mayo? I'm in!