Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Broccoli-Bacon Salad

I FINALLY made something new for a change!  I apologize for the extremely long delay in posts.  This was my toughest pregnancy and now that my little guy is here, having 3 kids has thrown me quite for a loop.  But now that he's 2 months now, life is starting to get back to normal...somewhat anyway.  4th of July weekend we went on a little hike and had a picnic.  We had delicious sandwiches with turkey, fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and olive oil & balsamic vinegar.  For a side we had this broccoli-bacon salad.  I think I originally found it here.  It was good!  My kids LOVE broccoli...one of their favorites...so it was the perfect thing for our little picnic!

(photo borrowed from here)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise (I just used regular since thats what I had)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream (again, I didn't go low fat with this either)
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 cups finely chopped broccoli crowns
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed & chopped
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
Whisk garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, and sugar in a large bowl.  Add broccoli, water chestnuts, bacon, cranberries, and pepper; stir to coat with the dressing.

Serves 6.