We happen to love Cold Broccoli Salad. What started out as a great side dish during BBQ season turned into a lovingly delicious year-round side in our house. But, when loaded with mayo, bacon and nuts, you kinda take the healthy out of the broccoli!
So here is my revised recipe. Hubby & I give it 3 spoons. It's delicious, don't get me wrong, but compared to the unhealthy version, it's no "5."
"Healthy" Broccoli Salad
1 Tbsp. Bacon Bits
2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
1 1/2 cups Low-Fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 large red onion, chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup light mayonnaise (or plain yogurt)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1.In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cheese, bacon bits and onion.
2.Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together the red wine vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Combine dressing with salad. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.