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Friday, April 2, 2010

Bacony Broccoli Salad for Spring

Broccoli may not be a spring veggie, but it sure looks fine on an Easter table. We had the delicious salad with dinner this evening. It is a hit with low carbers and carbies alike.

Bacony Broccoli Salad

1 pound broccoli, frozen or fresh
3 Tablespoons bacon bits or 3 strips crispy crumbled bacon
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 packets Truvia or alternative sweetener
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 Tablespoon dehydrated onion
1/2 tsp. Bacon Salt

Lighty steam broccoli drain in a colander and rinse with very cold water to cool. Dry well. Combine mayo, vinegar, sweetener, onion powder, dry onions and bacon salt. Stir into cooled broccoli. Add cheese and bacon and mix well. Just before serving, add slivered almonds.

I served some in my cute little bowl shaped like a fat chick. I couldn't resist the bowl at Michael's with my 40% off coupon. I paid just over a dollar for all that cuteness!

We are enjoying the holiday weekend with the whole family. We traditionally have a picnic on Easter Sunday. If the weather holds, we will be having some Nathan's dogs cooked out with more picnic fare. We used to get all dressed up for Easter. Now, though, we attend our church on Saturday evenings, so that seems less important. Gone is the stress of preparing a fancy dinner. The big event we celebrate is the resurrection of our Savior, not the pretty dresses and hiding eggs. I hope you all have a joyous holiday.

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