Broccoli Slaw & Bacon Salad With Homemade Dressing

This Broccoli Slaw & Bacon Salad With Homemade Dressing came about when I got sick of the same old salad I’ve been having all winter long. I mean I love my usual salads topped with either chicken or hard boiled eggs with the 21 Day Fix Dressings that I love of course. However, I needed to change things up. I was in the mood for something sweet so insert the craisins and blueberries on top of this salad. The dressing of course is what completed this salad. It’s sweet with a touch of maple syrup and honey,  yet perfect on top of a bed of broccoli slaw and spinach. The goat cheese makes it a bit creamy and the bacon adds the salty crunch that completes the entire dish! I’ve changed it up a few times by adding toasted almonds instead of walnuts, I even replaced the blueberries with a green apple. All filling, delicious and healthy!

I am not a big fan of crunchy vegetables, every now and again I’ll dip a carrot in a vegetable dip at a party but for the most part I like my vegetables fully cooked. So many times I’ve attempted to roast veggies a few times but I can’t get past the crunchiness. It makes me sad. There are so many awesome roasted veggie recipes out there but every time I try one, I end up burning them because I cook them longer than the allowed time. Sooooo the same thing goes for this Broccoli Slaw & Bacon Salad With Homemade Dressing. I sauteed the broccoli slaw with a little olive oil and then cooled it in the fridge before I finished the rest of it.

Broccoli Slaw & Bacon Salad With Homemade Dressing

Broccoli Slaw & Bacon Salad With Homemade Dressing
 
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This Broccoli Slaw & Bacon Salad is the perfect lunch dish if your looking for a healthy meal. Don't kip the homemade dressing it really makes the salad complete!
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 1 bag of broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup of walnuts
  • ½ cup of craisins
  • ½ cup of goat cheese
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • Dressing:
  • ¾ tso. dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup (I used sugar free!)
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp EVOO
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Sautee broccoli slaw in a little EVOO for a few minutes. Divide to 4 (or 2 if your serving as a main dish) plates and refrigerate until cool. (If you don't mind your broccoli slaw crunchy you can skip this step and just divide it onto your plates)
  2. Divide the spinach, walnuts, blueberries, craisins and goat cheese evenly to all plates.
  3. Add the dressing ingredients to a small mason jar and cover. Shake well. Or add to a bowl and whisk to combine.

 

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