Grape and Broccoli Salad

Serves 4 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 10 minutes   Rated:
by Tenina Holder

We all love salads in my family and throughout summer our main diet consists of salad with some sort of added protein as almost the afterthought! If I am feeling particularly like I need to fill them up, I may add an amazing bread to the menu!

The following recipe is a winner with my family and has become a firm favourite...I think it originated from Singapore...but anyway, thanks to my sister in law we have been eating this one for years and I suspect it will become a firm favourite in your house too, once you try it. And yes, there I go again with fruit included in a salad. If you were dead against fresh grapes, (though why would you be?) or if they were not in season, by all means, go with craisins. Yum!

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Need

  • 2 small heads of broccoli, washed and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 3 - 4 rashers of bacon, diced
  • 500 Grams red seedless grapes (in the absence of grapes, you can use 100 grams dried cranberries)
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts or slivered almonds toasted
  • Dressing
  • 3 Tablespoons Easy thermomix mayonnaise Recipe
  • 3 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • Pink Salt Flakes and freshly ground black pepper to taste BUY

Do

1  

Blanche brocolli florets in Steam Oven by cooking 9 min exactly. OR place into Varoma, fill Thermomix bowl with boiling water and steam for approx 15 min/speed 3.

2  

Plunge into iced water immediately to stop the broccolli cooking and turning a nasty yellow green instead of the beautiful bright green you want!

3  

Dice onion and add to broccolli.

4  

Fry bacon and allow to drain until cooled, crumble.

5  

Slice grapes in half if they are large, otherwise use whole and add to serving bowl.

6  

Toss with dressing.

7  

Top with bacon and nuts.

8  

To make dressing place all ingredients into Thermomix bowl.

9  

Blend 4 sec/speed 8. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat if necessary.

10  

Use immediately, but will keep in the fridge for up to a week in a screw top jar.

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Serve with steamed Chicken breasts, and fresh crusty bread!

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