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Salad with a Ballantine’s Salad dressing

Bacon Broccoli butternut ballantine's salad dressing header

Week 4 of 2017.  Keeping with New Years resolutions and healthy living, I tried out a delicious salad last week. My goal is not only to eat healthier, but to also incorporate more whisky into my life.  And what better way to achieve both goals by eating a healthy salad paired with a drop or 2 (3) of whisky.   How does Bacon, Broccoli, Butternut and Ballantine’s salad sound?

I don’t know about you, but for me, keeping New Years resolutions are difficult.  With all the hustle and bustle at the start of a year, I look up in February and can’t even remember what my resolutions were.  But with this salad, it is easy to tick off both.

It is colourful and perfect for the hot summer months and if you leave out the bacon and replace it with chickpeas, you have a vegetarian option.  This is a salad that every grownup can get behind.

Bacon Broccoli butternut ballantine's salad dressing close up

I chose the Ballantine’s Finest because it is rich robust and affordable. At R 200 a bottle, putting some in a salad dressing is affordable.

My tasting notes for this whisky included fruit cake, glazed cherries, wood, hints of peat and smoke. The Ballantines Finest is super smooth and full-bodied. Rich and complex, it is an easy drinking dram that will have you reaching for a second glass. It also pairs wonderfully with Camembert cheese.

Bacon broccoli butternut Ballantine's Salad dressing close up

So onto the salad first.

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Broccoli, Butternut Bacon Salad

Bacon Broccoli butternut ballantine' salad dressings whisky salad ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Broccoli (steamed)
  • 2 rashers of Bacon (grilled and cut up)
  • 1/2 cup Butternut (grilled and cut into bite size pieces)
  • 50g Feta Cheese crumbled
  • handfull Pomegranate seeds

Mix the first 4 ingredients together and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.  

Ballantine’s Salad Dressing

Bacon Broccoli butternut whisky Ballantine's Salad dressing ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Ballantine’s Finest whisky
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

Combine in a suitable blow and whisk the Ballatine’s Salad Dressing ingredients together.  Serve over salad, for a delicious grown up salad dressing.  Store in the fridge.

Keeping to my New Year resolutions. More whisky in my food. What do you think of the Ballantine’s Salad Dressing? Will this work for you?

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  1. This is definitely a salad any grown up can get behind. I can totally see this on my plate next to a gorgeous lamb chop! Yum. #globalblogging

  2. Sounds nice 🙂 I haven’t seen that brand of whisky but I’m sure I could find a substitute
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      You should be able to find it in the UK. It is one of the UK top selling brands.Thank you for stopping by.

  3. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! this looks so sexy, all my favourite things! definitely bookmarking this one! Thank you for linking up to #globalblogging

  4. I love the sound of this #globalblogging

  5. What a revelation! Wouldn’t have occurred to me but will give it a shot. No pun intended. What is R200 in £? #anythinggoes

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      It is about £12 at the current exchange rate. So quite affordable. And you can definitely find it in the UK. Thank you for the visit.

  6. Another great recipe! I don’t like to drink whisky as it is to sharp for my taste but with this salad I believe it blends in perfectly! Thanks for opening our horizons in preparing meals with a twist;) Thanks for linking with #globalblogging!

  7. Yummy, this looks and sounds like an ideal lunch! x #GlobalBlogging

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      It was very delicious. I was unsure about adding whisky to salad dressing, but after a few tries, found the perfect recipe. Thank you for stopping by.

  8. Jeannette Wentzel

    Thank you for choosing this post. Glad you enjoyed it.

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