Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

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Special recipe for special taste. Make a broccoli salad with bacon and impress the party.

Broccoli contains as much vitamin C as other brassicas, it is high in vitamin A, have four times more phosphorus, and six times more iron. In it we can also found manganese, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, beta-carotene, folic acid, and flavonoids. All of these have beneficial effects on health and prevent the development of cancer cells.

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Ingredients

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  • 5 stalks broccoli, tender top parts only, washed and cut into small stems
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped and fried*
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • dash of sugar
  • 2 tbsp. semi-hard white cheese, such as Swiss, grated

* Omit the bacon to make this a vegetarian (and lower fat) dish. To replace the flavor of the bacon, try substituting the bacon with a flavored tofu.

broccoli salad with bacon

Broccoli salad with bacon: broccoli contains lots of vitamins and minerals

Directions

  1. Using a steaming basket, steam broccoli until barely tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove broccoli from basket or microwave, cool, and place in a salad bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except cheese, then toss.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese prior to serving.

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