Broccoli Potato Bacon Salad brings some staple ingredients topped with a Dijon dressing making this salad a gluten-free winner. (Gluten-free)
Broccoli, Potato and Bacon. These staple ingredients are a few of my favorite things. There was a recent conversation regarding my love for bacon. Kind of odd for being a meat-phobic I know, but it just makes me happy. I’ll tell you a secret though, I hate cooking it.
If you’re not a bacon lover and more of a broccoli lover, this salad is for you as well. Roland doesn’t believe there are any other broccoli lovers out there. Believe me, there are broccoli lovers, I’m included. This salad can easily be made without the bacon, making it a totally vegetarian and vegan salad.
This Dijon dressing is what makes this salad a winner. Such a fantastic salad to make for the next cookout. I wish when I made it this time and it was warm enough to enjoy on the deck with the grill going. #summerbliss
First home project of the season is our horrible, ragged back deck. She has seen some better days. The thought of grilling out a freshly clean, new redesigned deck gives me super happy feelings. Totally been bit by the spring bug…
Plus, I of course have grandiose ideas for another raised bed garden that is going to include every herb you can imagine. It’s happening. I’ve already started oregano, chives, lemon thyme, and another one that I really can’t remember what it is, probably should start labeling them.
What comes with this beautiful spring weather? Allergies.
I still had to take decongestants most of the spring and fall though. This year I’m trying something different. Essential Oils.
I know, kind of sounds ridiculous. If there is one thing you should know about me is I am a skeptic. A real, real bad skeptic. I don’t believe anything in regards to sales. I was in sales for a very long time and guess don’t have patience when I hear about a product curing everything you can possibly think of.
Well, using lavender, lemon and peppermint in a diffuser I can come inside and become un-stuffed. Can seriously feel my nose unplugging (pretty gross). We’ll see how it goes, figured it worth a try compared to the medicine and nose sprays. I’ll keep you posted.
Side note: This lavender at night diffused has had both Roland and I sleeping like babies.
Broccoli Potato Bacon Salad
Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min
- 9-10 medium red potatoes, quartered
- 2 broccoli heads, chopped florets (approx 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Pinch of Salt and Pepper
- 4-6 bacon slices, cooked and chopped
- Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil.
- Bring down to low heat and add in chopped potatoes and broccoli. Cook until tender (7-10 minutes)
- Drain and run under cold water until cool to the touch.
- Toss in chopped onion, mustard, vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Garnish with bacon.
- Best if you let it sit for a couple hours before serving. Serve cold.