Red Broccoli Salad

Serves: 11

This a hearty meat and vegetable salad: two pounds of maple flavored bacon make it very filling. It's a meal in itself!

Dovetailing Tips: Use the bacon you cooked from day 1 in todays salad.

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2 pounds maple-flavored bacon
1 large head fresh broccoli, chopped
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cup seedless grape, halved
3/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise


Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook, turning frequently, over medium high heat until evenly browned. Cool, and then crumble.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Spread slivered almonds on a cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once during toasting. Cool.

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine broccoli, crumbled bacon, celery, green onions, red onions, grapes, and toasted almonds. Toss with mayonnaise dressing. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator.


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