Follow us for more great recipe ideas         

Broccoli Salad with Crisp Bacon Bits

Recipe for Broccoli Salad with Crisp Bacon Bits - This is the classic broccoli salad that everyone loves. Crispy, crunchy, and loaded with bacon-y goodness!

Recipe for Broccoli Salad with Crisp Bacon Bits – This is the classic broccoli salad that everyone loves. Crispy, crunchy, and loaded with bacon-y goodness!

Broccoli Salad with Crisp Bacon Bits
Rate this recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 heads of broccoli (about 700 g, cleaned)
  • 4 oz bacon or pancetta, finely sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3.5 oz dried tomatoes in oil, drained and cut into small pieces
    Salad dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove the broccoli florets and cut them up into smaller ones. Finely slice the green stalks, discard the thick dry base.
  2. Blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, long enough to soften the broccoli but still leave it al dente OR in very little water in a microwave oven for 2-4 minutes on MAX (check after 2 minutes for crispness).
  3. Drain it in a colander and leave to dry or wrap in a paper towel to dry (this is important because it will help the dressing cling to the broccoli).
  4. Fry the bacon in olive oil on a medium heat until until crisp and golden.
  5. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon onto the paper towel, wrap and crumble it by gentle pressure. Use the leftover fat in the pan for the salad dressing(about 2 tablespoons).
  6. Whisk all the dressing ingredients with and 2 tablespoons of the leftover fat in a mixing bowl.
  7. Add the sliced dry tomatoes.
  8. Place the broccoli in a salad bowl, add the dressing, sprinkle with crushed crispy bacon, season with salt and pepper. Toss thoroughly so the broccoli is evenly covered with the dressing.

Recipe and Photo: Foodista

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Nutrition Information Compiled From VeryWell.com
326 Shares
Pin314
Share11
+11
Tweet
Share