Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Grapes tossed in a honey mustard vinaigrette offer the very best sweet and savory flavors you can find in an everyday salad. Serve broccoli salad any season of the year!
Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Grapes
I used to manage a gourmet deli here in Sonoma County.
One of the funnest things about my job was the ability to observe people’s behavior around food, and act accordingly to give them what they wanted.
I paid close attention to things people didn’t care for, and even closer attention to the things they loved!
Broccoli salad with bacon was one of those things everyone lovvvvved!
Who doesn’t, right?
But, ours was unique, because it had red grapes in it.
This pretty much knocked it out of the park!
I mean, when you combine broccoli (strong bitter) with bacon and blue cheese (strong savory and salty), and you add red grapes (strong sweet), well, the planets pretty much align!
So, inspired by my love for all these textures and flavors, and the warmer seasons ahead, I’ve created my own spin of broccoli salad with bacon, blue cheese, and grapes.
How do you make Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Grapes
1. chop broccoli and briefly steam it
2. cook that bacon
3. chop onions and cut grapes in half
4. whip up honey Dijon vinaigrette (so easy!)
5. combine all, chill, devour!
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Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Grapes [Ingredients]
For the salad:
- red grapes
- onion (red, white, or green)
- blue cheese (or gorgonzola)
- walnuts or almonds (optional)
For the honey mustard vinaigrette:
- extra virgin olive oil
- apple cider vinegar
- dijon mustard
- salt and Pepper
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