Tangy Broccoli Salad

29 Aug

Tangy Broccoli Salad, healthy side dish, healthy BBQ side dish, broccoli salad without mayonnaise, good food for pregnant women

Side Dish, Serves 4-6

You and broccoli have entered “frenemy” territory.  Yup, just like Paris and Nicole.  While the wholesome veggie is busy spreading its nutrients, it’s also busy stabbing you in the back—because you went and smothered it in dressing again. Breaking up with a bad friend is hard to do, but not that hard when a healthier friendship is on the horizon.  The Tangy Broccoli Salad is colorful, crunchy and flavorful without all the added fat, grease and baggage.  Just the way a good friend should be.

 Ingredients:

3 C. broccoli (about 4 crowns)

½ C. walnut pieces, toasted

½ C. raisins

½ C. red onion, diced

½ C. plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

½ Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Sea salt & cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

Bring a large stock pot of water to a boil. Once rolling, add broccoli and steam for 4-5 minutes, until it achieves a bright green.  Drain broccoli completely and immediately transfer to an ice bath to maintain its crispness.  Drain broccoli again, set aside.  Meanwhile, toast walnuts on low for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.  Serve chilled.

Just you and your honey for a romantic evening?  Quarter the recipe.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO: Broccoli is a power vegetable!  When steamed (and eaten healthfully) it can help to lower cholesterol.  Surprisingly calcium-rich, broccoli also promotes bone and eye health. 

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  1. Last-Minute Healthy Labor Day Recipes « - September 2, 2011

    […] Tangy Broccoli Salad.  Low in calories, lots of texture and chock full of healthy Omega-3′s it makes a fantastic side dish for your Labor Day festivities. […]

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