Saw this dish on a Michael Symon show on FoodNetwork but only as a list of ingredients no measurements. It sounded really good so I thought I would try to replicate it.
Broccoli Bacon Salad
Preheat oven to 365. Arrange a package of Bacon on a sheet pan (lined with foil) and cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes until crisp
Carefully remove the bacon to a paper towel to drain and then pour off the clear bacon fat to reserve
When the bacon has cooled crumble up 4-5 slices.
In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together the Apple Cider Vinegar, Buttermilk, Honey, Bacon Fat, Garlic, Shallots, Salt and Pepper
In a large mixing bowl add the Broccoli florets, Crumbled Bacon, Toasted Almonds, Dried Cranberries and Red Onion.
Pour the dressing over the Salad and toss gently. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
Make some BLT Sandwiches to use with the rest of the Bacon