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
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’ .