Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cawliflower, Bean, and Bacon salad with Red Onion- Grain free, and Kid Friendly!

Gracie and I LOVE this salad because it is reminiscent of our family's favorite potato salad that is vinegar and not mayonnaise -based. This is a rough re-make because I'm going off of taste alone. Hope you like it!

Ingredients:

1 head cawliflower, washed, florets cut into bite-sized pieces
4-5 strips of bacon, cooked to your liking- the crispier, the better for us!
1 C. or a large handful of Fresh or frozen string beans, thawed (not cooked) or lightly steamed if fresh (you still want the crunchiness to be present).
1/2 red onion, sliced into thin rounds

Steam cawliflower for about 5-6 minutes, so that it is just soft enough for a fork to pierce through, but not soggy. Drain and dry, and place in a large mixing bowl. Chop slices of bacon into bite-sized pieces, evenly distributed through the salad. Slice beans in half, and add to other ingredients. Add onion slices last, then drizzle with dressing and allow to chill for 30 minutes or so before eating.

Dressing:

Up to 1/4 c. white wine vinegar (not regular white vinegar; that's made from corn. Treat yourself to the real stuff)
2 Tbsp. bacon drippings/ grease
salt and pepper to taste


Simple, yet tasteful. And the fat IS good for you. It will allow your body to absorb all the nutrients from the delicious vegetables you are eating. Please remember that, and enjoy eating it. :-)
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