Nutty Broccoli Salad 

Jan 29, 2021 | Side Dish

Did you know, the average American eats nearly 6 pounds of broccoli a year! As one of our favorite super foods, broccoli finds its way into cheesey casseroles, stir-fry’s and salads. 

Broccoli is rich in  many important nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium and folate. But one special compound known as Sulfor- a-phane can help protect against certain diseases such as cancer and may help lower blood sugar in people managing  type 2 diabetes. 

If you’re not part of the “I love broccoli club” then sprucing it up with flavorful ingredients can help increase your intake of this healthy plant!

Nutty Broccoli Salad 

Prep: 10 minutes 

Makes: 4 Servings 

 

Ingredients: 

·      3 cups Broccoli Florets 

·      3 stripes Turkey Bacon 

·      2 tablespoons golden raisins (plumped) 

·      2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted 

·      1 tablespoon minced red onion 

·      ¼ cup low fat balsamic vinaigrette*  

 

Directions: 

1.     To plump raisins: Place raisins in ½ cup hot water for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. 

2.     Cook bacon according to package directions and coarsely chop. 

3.     If needed, cut broccoli into bite sized pieces. 

4.     In a large bowl, add broccoli, bacon, raisins, almonds and red onion. Toss to coat with vinaigrette. 

5.     Refrigerate for approximately 20 to 30 minutes and enjoy.  

*I used Boathouse Farms Low fat/low calorie balsamic vinaigrette

Nutrition Information: 

131 Calories; 20g carbohydrate; 2.5g fat; 6g protein; 156mg sodium; 2g fiber 

Recipe by: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA 

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