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Broccoli gourmet salad

I first tasted this salad few years back at my friend’s house and couldn’t stop digging into it. Since I wasn’t the only one at that party, we finally got the recipe:

Broccoli gourmet salad

3- 4 bunches of broccoli
¾ cup raisins
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
¼ cup red onion
1 lb. bacon (could use already prepared one in the bag)
3-4 tbs red wine vinegar
½ cup sugar (use Agave nectar or Stevia, if you’re watching sugar)
½ cup mayonnaise

Chop raw broccoli including stems into small pieces. Add raisins, peanuts, chopped onion and chopped, roasted bacon to broccoli.

Mix vinegar, sugar, salt and mayo (you can shake it in the jar) and pour over the broccoli mix. Refrigerate before serving.

Wine pairing suggestions:
Because of the sweetness of raisins in this dish and a richness of roasted bacon and mayo, I picked a rich white blend to match with it. Californian Conundrum is a very unique wine on the market, winemaker never really reveal the exact blend of grapes but I promise you, it’s delicious every single vintage. Also great as a welcome drink to start your party.

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