Broccoli salad is a staple at my family’s gatherings. There’s something about the refreshing crunch of broccoli mixed with a slight, red onion-bite and naturally-sweet raisins that just works so well. This lightened-up version has less sugar and fat than more traditional recipes and it’s a great way to get in a serving (or two) of fruits and veggies. Pair this nutrition-packed salad with a holiday ham, or serve it this summer with a grilled turkey burger and fries.
Sides, Snacks & Sweets:
Broccoli Salad with Raisins and Bacon
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
2 broccoli heads, cut and trimmed into bite-sized florets
¼ cup diced red onion
½ cup raisins (or 1 ½ cup red grapes, halved)
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2 slices of reduced-sodium bacon (or turkey bacon), cooked and crumbled
- In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar and sugar until smooth.
- Place broccoli florets, diced onion, raisins, sunflower seeds and bacon crumbles into a large mixing bowl. Add dressing and toss to mix. Serve chilled.
Yield: 6 servings *Per Serving: Calories 160, Total Fat 11g (Saturated 1.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 75mg, Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 9g), Protein 3g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 40%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.
Emily Schwartz is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods.
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