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Broccoli Bacon Salad

Our friend Kim brought one of the healthier dishes to Baconfest – The Sequel…Broccoli Bacon Salad! She started with the Broccoli Salad with Bacon Tomatoes recipe she found on www.aldi.com and then adjusted it more to her (and obviously everyone else at the party’s) liking. We thank her for sharing it with us!


1 bag frozen, shelled edamame

1 head broccoli, cut into florets

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 c. chopped red onion

1/2 c. dried cranberries

8 oz. feta cheese

1/2 c. halved cherry tomatoes

1/2 c. mayonaise

1/2 c. sour cream

1 lemon, zested and juiced

2 T. light agave nectar

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparing Broccoli Bacon Salad:

1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Meanwhile, fill a medium bowl with 5 cups of water and ice cubes. Set aside.
2. Blanch broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove broccoli (but save hot water) and immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain thoroughly.
3. Return the water to a boil and add salt. Add the frozen edamame and boil for 4-5 minutes. Drain, then run under cold water. Drain thoroughly and pat dry. It’s important to make sure the broccoli and edamame are dry or you’ll end up with a runny sauce like I did at first.
4. In a medium bowl, combine broccoli, edamame, crumbled bacon, onion, raisins or cranberries, cheese, and cherry tomatoes.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest and agave nectar. Add to broccoli mixture; toss until well coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

This was delicious and pretty! Thanks Kim! ~Melissa

Roasted Edamame

A while ago, we gave you a recipe for Roasted Chickpeas, which was VERY well received. Out of the blue a few weeks ago, my husband asked if I could make roasted edamame the way I make the chickpeas. After I got over my initial shock regarding his request, I eagerly took on the challenge. How could that NOT be delicious if you like edamame? I made them almost exactly the same way as the chickpeas, I just cooked them less since they are smaller. Yet another healthy snack brought to you by McNack’s Kitchen. 

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 5 min; Cook Time – 20 min


1 frozen pack of edamame, shelled

2 T. Olive Oil

1 1/2 T. Original Slavo Salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Preparing Roasted Edamame:

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees. Defrost the edamame as directed and drain. Place in mixing bowl. Add olive oil, Slavo Salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Place on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.

Roasted Edamame