Bacon Broccoli Salad
  • 1/2 cup Sunbest Sliced Almonds, toast if desired
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 rounded tablespoon pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10-12 ounces red grapes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 6 slices thick center cut bacon, cooked and chopped
How to make:
  1. To blanch the broccoli: Boil a large pot of water, then drop broccoli florets in and stir so all the broccoli gets submerged.  When the broccoli changes from a dark green to a pretty bright green (about 30 seconds), pour into a strainer in the sink, then set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, olive oil, Greek yogurt, vinegar, maple syrup, salt and peppers.  Stir well.

  3. Fold in the broccoli, grapes, green onions, 1/3 cup of the almonds and three-fourths of the bacon.  Once completely combined, sprinkle the rest of the almonds and bacon on top. Cover and chill 1 hour before serving.