Broccoli Salad - Dijon Vinagrette dressing

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 177.4
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.3 mg
  • Sodium: 591.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 large heads of broccoli
    10 slicess bacon, finely diced
    1 cup cherry tomatoes halved or 2 tomatoes diced
    1 small bunch of fresh chives (with flowers if you can get them), finely chopped, flowers reserved

    For The Dressing
    ˝ clove of garlic, peeled and finely grated
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    sea salt
    fresh ground pepper


Use a small knife to remove the broccoli florets and cut them up into smaller ones. Make the broccoli really delicate and more salady-looking, so spend a bit of time doing this. You'll be left with the stalk, so discard the thick dry base, then cut the remaining stalk in half lengthways and finely slice or julienne.

Blanch your broccoli florets and sliced stalks really quickly in boiling salted water for 60 seconds, just long enough to soften the broccoli but still leave it with a bit of a bite. Drain it in a colander, then spread it around a clean tea towel to steam dry (this is important because it will help the dressing cling to the broccoli). Once completely dry, transfer to a serving dish. Fry the bacon on a medium heat until crisp and golden, then spoon most of the bacon bits over your broccoli. Any leftover fat in the pan can be used in your salad dressing as part of the olive oil. Pour it into a mixing bowl with all the other dressing ingredients and whisk.

Add the tomatoes and chopped chives to your broccoli and bacon bits. Dress it all really well, and check the seasoning. If it needs pimping up, add a splash more vinegar. If you've got any chive flowers, sprinkle those over the top as beautiful garnish and a bit of a bite of hot.

Serving Size: Serves 8

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