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Broccoli Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Broccoli Salad recipe? Learn how to make Broccoli Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lil_misfit

Makes 2 servings



The problem with most broccoli salads is the broccoli - the raw broccoli. Some people like raw broccoli, and actually, I love raw broccoli stems. They taste a lot like cabbage or cauliflower. But the florets? If they're raw, keep them away please. So, how to make a broccoli salad if you don't like raw broccoli? The solution - blanch the broccoli for 1 minute, or no more than two minutes. The broccoli will still be firm enough for the salad, the color will be even prettier, because blanching brings out the green, and the taste will be less raw and more cooked. In this recipe, the broccoli pairs wonderfully with the toasted almonds, bacon, peas, and onion. The honey and vinegar in the dressing adds some sweet and sour to the mix. Normally I cringe at the thought of broccoli salad, but honestly, this is one of the tastiest salads I've ever made, broccoli or not.

Recipe Ingredients for Broccoli Salad

2 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1/8 cup of red onion, chopped
1/2 cup of frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup nayonnaise
3 tsp vinegar
1/8 cup honey

Recipe Directions for Broccoli Salad

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of water, salted with a teaspoon of salt, to a boil. Add the broccoli florets. Cook 1-2 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want the broccoli. 1 minute will turn the broccoli bright green, and leave it still pretty crunchy. 2 minutes will cook the broccoli through, but still firm. Set your timer and do not cook for more than 2 minutes, or the broccoli will get mushy. Drain the broccoli and immediately put into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Let cool and drain.

  2. 2 Combine broccoli florets, almonds, crumbled bacon, chopped onion, and peas in a large serving bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, cider vinegar and honey. Add dressing to the salad and toss to mix well. Chill thoroughly before serving.

Categories

Vegetables, Salads, Boil, Quick, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 245.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
277
Calories from Fat
131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.5g
22%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
527mg
22%
Potassium
418mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
35.2g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
21.4g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 171%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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