Grape & Broccoli Summer Salad

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Ingredients:

1 large bag of grapes

1 head of broccoli 

1 head of cauliflower

6 stalks of celery

1 lb of cooked bacon

1 cup of sliced almonds

1 cup crasins

 

Dressing:

1 cup mayo 

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

*A note on the bacon. I cook it in the oven.  I like doing it that way because it cuts down the mess and the smell. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and lay the bacon flat. Cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Cook until well done, but not crispy. Then let it cool and transfer to paper towels to blot off as much grease as possible. Then I like to take away all the fatty parts and chop the remaining.

Wash all the produce. Slice the grapes in half. Chop the broccoli, cauliflower, celery and bacon. 

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together dressing ingredients and then pour over the salad. Mix well. This salad is so great because it can be made ahead of time and chill in the fridge without getting soggy. It’s a great blend of fresh, tangy and sweet. Hope you enjoy it!