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How to make summer fresh broccoli salad

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This tasty treat from our "Dining with Diabetes" class is packed with the taste of summer and is good for you too.

Enjoy:

Ingredients

* 4 cups broccoli florets,

* 1/4 cup red onion, minced,

* 2 tablespoons Splenda,

* 2 tablespoons cider veingar,

* 3 tablespoons low-fat Mayonnaise,

* 2 tablespoons Sunflower seeds shelled, roasted and salted or your favorite substitute, and

* 3 tablespoons seedless raisins.

Quick and Easy

Chop the broccoli florets and set aside. Place remaining ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix well.

Add broccoli florets and toss until coated. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition information per serving: calories 70; sodium 70; total carbs 8 grams; fiber 2 grams; sugars 5 grams; protein 2 grams.

Note: The Splenda, cider, mayonnaise dressing is a versatile one that reminds me of my mother's favorite all-purpose salad dressing -- without some of the calorie and sugar liabilities. This is a popular salad to add bacon bits to, if that sounds good to you.

There is an Indiana Extension Homemaker Club near you.

Call the Purdue Extension Office for more information. Purdue Extension is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.