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Old 07-04-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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Broccoli Salad

I just went to a BBQ for the 4th and someone had this. I ate a little and it was very good, than I realized it had sugar in it!! I asked for the recipe anyway and tweeked to come up with this. It is to die for!!

Enjoy:

Broccoli Salad:

3/4 broccoli crowns, cut into small pieces
1 red onion
6 slices of crumbled bacon
4 to 8 ounces of shedded cheddar cheese (more or less to taste)

Dressing:

3/4 cup to 1 cup mayo
1 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 packets splenda or liquid sweetner to taste
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Mix the salad ingredients together and than in another bowl mix the dressing ingredients. Now mix them both together until well blended, chill and enjoy.

You can adjust the dressing ingredients to your own taste, some like it creamier and some more mayo, but anyway this is a great summer salad to go with a nice grilled steak.

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Old 07-04-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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I got this one out or a magazine years ago, it used low fat ingredients of course, but it was still good and the family still liked it.

Now that I use full fat ingredients, my family likes it even more.

Green and White Salad

10 slices already cooked bacon
1 bunch broccoli (for about 4 cups florets)
1 bunch cauliflower (for about 4 cups florets)
3 stalks celery (for about 1 cup finely diced)
1 large onion (for about 1 cup chopped)
1 small (8 ounce) container sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Place the bacon on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a paper towel and heat on high for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp. Remove from the microwave and blot excess grease. Set aside to cool.

Rinse the broccoli and cauliflower; drain well. Cut the florets from the stems and break or chop them into bite-size pieces. Peel and chop the onion and finely dice the celery. Add them to the other vegetables.

In a 3-cup or larger bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder and salt. Pour the dressing over the vegetables. Crumble the reserved bacon over the top. Toss to mix well. Serve at once or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.
5 carbs per serving
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Old 07-05-2004, 04:42 PM   #3
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Broccoli salad is a regular at our house! Neither huby or I like cooked broccoli, so thisi s a great way to get the nutrients of broccoli! My non-low carb family/friends love it too!
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Old 07-06-2004, 07:25 AM   #4
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This is my favorite broccoli salad:

FRESH BROCCOLI SALAD

10 slices bacon, crisply fried & crumbled
1 cup golden raisins (I prefer seedless red grapes)
1½ lbs. fresh broccoli florets
1small onion (preferably Vidalia)
1cup mayonnaise (I use less)
½ cup sugar (I use Splenda, but only a couple of packs)
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 cup chopped pecans (but any nut would do - I like sunflower seeds)

In a small bowl, pour boiling water over raisins; let stand for 10 minutes, drain & cool. Mix broccoli, bacon, raisins, pecans and onion
together in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise, sugar/splenda & vinegar. Pour mayonnaise mixture over broccoli mix; mixing well. Cover & chill for 2 hours before serving.
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Old 07-06-2004, 07:43 AM   #5
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I add chopped red pepper and toasted almonds to the basic recipe with Splenda......I also use a little sour cream in place of the mayo.....

Sometimes I'll use Balsamic vinegar instead of the cider vinegar, just for a change....

I make this about once a week, but only enough for 2 people. I don't like it "left over"....it tends to get a little soggy....
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:21 PM   #6
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I don't follow a regular recipe but when I had to make a lowfat salad for someone I started using buttermilk with a little mayo for the tang and really like it that way. Of course liquid sweetener also.
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:00 PM   #7
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Linda Sue has a delicious Broccoli Salad recipe on her site. It makes a nice Summer side dish.

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