Friday, April 20, 2012

Broccoli Salad

I think every meal needs a salad. They add color, flavor, variety and nutrition. I serve lots of lettuce salads, but I also like to switch things up frequently, so I'm always looking for great salads that combine unexpected ingredients and textures.


While this salad adds a bit of wickedness in the form of bacon, it's still good for you and low in calories. So dig in!


Broccoli Salad


Stir together in 2 quart mixing bowl:
4 cups of broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 cup sliced scallions
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 Tablespoons shelled sunflower seeds (I prefer salted & roasted)


Kids can help




Let your kids measure the ingredients and dump them into the mixing bowl.




In a small (1-2 cup) prep bowl stir together :
1 Tablespoon canola oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons plain, unsweetened yogurt
1 Tablespoon sugar (or 1 1/2 teaspoon Stevia)

Kids can help



Let your kids help measure and then stir with a small whisk until smooth.

Kids can help


Pour dressing over vegetable mixture and toss with a rubber spatula to coat.


Micro-cook two slices of bacon on microwave proof dish covered with a paper towel for approximately 2 minutes (checking every 15 seconds after 1 minute) until crisp. When cool, crumble. Put salad in serving dish and sprinkle crumbled bacon over top.

For a printable version of this recipe click here.


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