Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Broccoli = Power Food

I wanted to share this great recipe for Broccoli Salad that I have been making a lot lately.  Ed absolutely loves it and it is very good for you.  It has a good mixture of tangy vs. sweet tastes to satisfy your palate and it's the perfect side item to compliment your main dish.  Ed is very big on fruits & vegetables at every meal so this fulfills his request!

The necessary ingredients:
First mix the dressing ingredients:
Add the broccoli as it is cut and then the apples, onions or other additions as they are prepared, mixing with the dressing often.  As much as I love onions, they give me headaches when eaten raw so I prefer to sautee mine prior to mixing.
Final Product Photo from Kitchen ParadeI don't put mine in a serving dish - straight to the plate for me -  so I thought this photo looked better.  Mine looks pretty close to it though huh?
This can be refrigerated for several hours before serving but it tastes much better when served at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts:
PER CUP (makes 7 cups): 66 calories, 2 grams total fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 11 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 68 milligrams sodium, 0 milligrams cholesterol

DRESSING: 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, salt & pepper to taste
SALAD: 1 pound fresh broccoli (mostly crown, some stem, fresh - not frozen), 1 apple cored & chopped (I used 2 - 1 green & 1 red), 1/2 sweet or red onion diced
ADDITIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS (may affect nutritional content): toasted nuts, dried apricots, grapes, fresh blueberries, banana chunks (add bananas just before serving)


1 comment:

  1. I am so stealing that recipe! I love that it does not require a ton of ingredients. Sometimes I look at recipes, and think - where in the world can I buy that?! I am always trying to eat healthy, but can never think of any yummy, yet affordable recipes. Have you seen the new book Power Foods - Martha Stewart has been pushing it lately, but I haven't checked it out yet!


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