Here is a super easy side dish, that happens to be amazingly good! You’ll need:
One head of brocolli cut into florets
2 T Whole Grain Mustard
3 T Balsamic Vinegar
3 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup raisins
2-3 T Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Put your florets in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Cook for 90 seconds or so, just to get the rough edge off the rawness. Next, slice your bacon into 3/4 inch pieces and put into a room temperature pan. Slowly cook the bacon over medium heat until the fat has rendered off and the pieces are crisp. Remove the pieces to a bowl, and keep the bacon drippings. In a large bowl combine the mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper and whisk till combined. Slowly Whisk in the bacon fat, followed by as much olive oil as needed to make a nice emulsion. In that same bowl toss in the brocolli, bacon, almonds and raisins. Stir to combine, and enjoy!
May 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm
This looks great! I would discourage the use of plastic wrap in the microwave due to BPA contamination. I think steaming would be a better choice or sauteeing in butter or ghee to hold onto nutrients.
May 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm
My kids just devoured the broccoli salad! I’m so glad I made it!
May 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm
It really is so good. We eat it at least once a week!
May 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm
It really is good! I’ve tried changing up the dried fruit and the nuts, and it’s always awesome!