June 10, 2013

Broccoli Salad-S

Can I say that I love a food?  If I am allowed, this is it.  Broccoli salad.
I've made this for years and have just altered the recipe slightly to make it THM friendly.  It is technically S-helper, so if you aren't wanting to stray from a strict S meal, then simply omit the cranberries and you are a solid S/Satisfying side.
I will also warn that much like the authors of Trim, Healthy Mama, I'm not into exact measurements with most dishes.  Customize as you like and consider the recipe more of a suggestion of what I consider to be yummy.

Broccoli Salad

  • 1 bunch of broccoli, chopped small into bite sized pieces.  I also add in some of the stem as I like it.
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped small
  • handful of grape tomatoes, split in half
  • handful of cheddar cheese, grated
  • small handful/about 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3-5 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped coarsely
Mix all ingredients together well in a bowl.
Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup truvia.   (you would use between 1/8-1/4 cups of sugar, so use the equivalent in a stevia based sweetener.  Go light at first so it isn't overly sweet as different brands pack different punches.  Mine says use 1 to 1 as with sugar, but if I do it is overly sweet.)
Pour the dressing over top the veggies, mix and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

This recipe is part of the link up at Gwen's Nest and Stacy Makes Cents for Trim, Healthy Tuesday!



7 comments:

Jessica said...

I bought broccoli just so I could make this for dinner one night this week! :)

Stephanie said...

Yum, this looks good! Sugary broccoli salads have been everywhere I go this spring, so this is a nice sub. =)

Melanie Robinson said...

This looks so good! Love broccoli salad! Can't wait to try it.

Debbie said...

Oh, yes! I love broccoli salad! Definitely pinning your version to make this summer.

Stacy Makes Cents said...

This looks delicious! I have the hardest time trying to find unsweetened dried cranberries - I tried to make them myself but they were NOT worth the effort. LOL
Thanks for linking up to Trim Healthy Tuesday!!

Stacy Makes Cents said...

You were featured on Trim Healthy Tuesday!!
http://www.stacymakescents.com/homemade-caesar-salad-dressing

Anonymous said...

I have made this twice this week it is very good!