Bacon and Broccoli Salad

Seriously, get this in my stomach now. I have seen recipes for broccoli salads floating around for a while now, and I have been meaning to make one for ages. You see, broccoli is one of my favourite veges. Yes I know I am a bit weird, but thats why ya love me [or at least that is what I tell myself]. I needed a side dish for christmas, and this sprung to mind. I found a base recipe from the one and only Jamie Oliver and then I ommited a few things, and made my own dressing. One of my favourites that my mama uses on one of her delicious pasta salads.  It was spectacularly delicious. Even the mister enjoyed it, so I figured I must be onto something.

What you will need for the Salad: 
100gm of Bacon [give or take]
2 heads of Broccoli
Handful of Cherry Tomatoes [at your discretion, I used about 10]

What you will need for the Dressing:
White Vinegar
Dijon Mustard
Olive Oil

How you make it: 
1.   Put a pot of water on the element, turn it on. While you are waiting, chop up your broccoli.
      You want to make sure the florets are small enough. Take your time, the water still has to boil
2.   When the water is boiling put your broccoli in there for literally no more than 60 seconds, You
      want that lovely vege to stay crisp and delicious. Timed it? Get it out! Strain the water and let the
      broc dry out on a tea towel.
3.   Chop up your bacon and fry that sucker! I bet your kitchen is starting to smell delicious.
4.   Chop up your Cherry Tomatoes, I quartered mine, but there are no rules here people! Smash up
      some almonds while you are at it. Or if you are more refined feel free to use almond slivers here.
5.   Put the broccoli, bacon and tomatoes into a serving bowl.
6.   In a separate bowl put 4 parts olive oil, 2 parts white vinegar, 2 parts Dijon Mustard and 1.5parts
      crushed garlic. Mix, mix and mix it good.
7.   Pour your dressing over your salad and top with the almond.
8.   Eat it. Its delicious. I promise.


  1. Yum! I'm going to be making this with chicken bacon. Looks deeeelish.

  2. Brocoli is my favourite vegetable too! Awesome little photos miss and that top graphic *swoon* you got it going ooooon.


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