Broccoli salad with crisp bacon bits Recipe

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Crunchy, delicious broccoli salad topped with crispy bacon bits.

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Servings: 4 servings


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  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.
  9. Serve on its own or with grilled or roasted meat or fish.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 269g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 361  
Calories from Fat 280 78%
Total Fat 31.43g 39%
Saturated Fat 6.93g 28%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 544mg 23%
Potassium 716mg 20%
Total Carbs 14.12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 18%
Sugars 3.76g 3%
Protein 9.29g 15%
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