Broccoli with Bacon and Dates
Broccoli with Bacon & Date Salad has renewed my faith in broccoli salads. Blanching the broccoli for just a minute or two takes away the bitterness, and rubbery texture. This salad is FAB.
30ml/2T fresh lemon juice (Meyer preferred)
15ml/1T white balsamic vinegar
2 cloves crushed garlic
Zest of 1 lemon
10ml/2t Dijon mustard
Freshly cracked pepper and flake sea salt to taste
1920ml/8c blanched chopped broccoli (blanch for 1-2 minutes in boiling water and rinse with cold water)
300ml/1.25c crumbled goat cheese, (or feta/vegan feta cheese)
180ml/.75c chopped red onions (soaked in ice water and drained)
240ml/1c chopped bacon (v-carrot bacon)
240ml/1c toasted sliced almonds
120ml/.5c chopped dates
Im having it with Chardonnay - Enjoy!