Salad #16 - Bacon, Grape and Broccoli Salad with a Grainy Mustard Dressing
  • Ingredients
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 8 slices of thick cut bacon cooked and cut into small pieces (I often have some in the freezer that I take out and cut up)
  • 1 large bunch of grapes
  • a bunch of fresh chives
  • Grainy Mustard Dressing Ingredients
  • ½ clove of garlic grated finely
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cut the broccoli into small bit sized pieces. Cut the larger florets into 2 or 3 pieces. Blanch broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute. You want it to have just turned bright green. Drain the broccoli and let it cool and dry between some tea towels or paper towel. Transfer the broccoli to a serving dish or large bowl when it is completely cool.
  2. Slice the grapes in half and chop the chives into small pieces. Add the grapes, chives and bacon to the broccoli.
  3. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small container with a lid and shake well or in a small bowl and whisk. Add the dressing to the salad ingredients and toss to make sure it is well covered. Add about half to start. You want it well covered but there's no need to soak it.
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