The Best Broccoli Salad!

01 November 2011

If you want to "wow" the pickiest of eaters, or attempt to convince your children that broccoli is delicious, then this is the recipe you should turn to. This salad has been served at parties, delivered as part of a dinner, and regularly rotates through our menu. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't get seconds - including my husband who normally detests broccoli.

Broccoli, Almond and Cranberry Salad
Makes 8-12 servings (depending on size)

10 oz bacon (nitrate & hormone free if you can find it), cooked until crispy
2 heads of broccoli, or 1.5 lb broccoli
3/4 c slivered or chopped almonds
1/2 c raisins or craisins
1/3 c rendered bacon fat or olive oil
1/4 c red wine or apple cider vinegar
Salt and Pepper to Taste

- While the bacon is cooking, get out a large bowl.
- Trim broccoli into bite sized pieces, taking of the tough part of the stem.
- Add the broccoli to the bowl, along with almonds and (c)raisins.
- Once bacon is cooled, chop or use your hands to crumble up the bacon and add it to the bowl.
- Mix bacon fat, vinegar, salt and pepper, and pour over broccoli.
- Toss everything to combine. Serve immediately, or wait until it’s cold. It’s good either way.


Nitrate-free/no antibiotic bacon (Costco): $3.50
1.5 lb Broccoli (Costco): $1.50
Slivered almonds: $.75
Cranberries: $.25
Red wine vinegar: $.25

Total: $6.25 (this will easily go with two meals)


Meredith Braaten, CD(DONA) said...

Hey, I'm planning on making this tonight...confused on the first 2 ingredients both broccoli. Is that a typo? Thanks!!!!

Frugal Wellness said...

That was a major typo, and I am so sorry I am just now seeing your comment! The first ingredient was suppose to be bacon. Sorry I didn't get back to before dinner last night.

Ashley said...

I've had this and can vouch for it's deliciousness! My husband, mother & I could not get enough of it when you brought it over during my recovery from surgery. Now that I have the recipe I'll have to make it for myself. :)

July said...

This has quickly become a family favorite as well as a great make ahead for parties. All 4 of my little ones absolutely love this. Thank you!

The ShuFamily said...

thank you for this recipe. mil has asked for a broccoli salad for easter and i wanted to find something that fit my paleo lifestyle and still fot the bill. thank you!

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