Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad Recipe

Lightened Broccoli Salad

Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN, CD

The crunch of fresh broccoli and nuts mixed with sweet chewy raisins in a creamy, tangy dressing make this simple salad a winner. Using non-fat Greek yogurt in place of half the mayonnaise ups the protein and keeps fat in check.

Ingredients

2½ cups chopped raw broccoli
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons raisins, currants or cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (cashews, pecans, almonds)

Directions

Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Wash and chop the broccoli and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, raisins and nuts.
  3. Throw in the broccoli, and mix well until evenly covered with the dressing.
  4. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ½ cup
Serves 5

Calories: 90; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Sodium: 170mg; Total Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 2g; Vitamin A: 1088IU, Vitamin C: 33mg; Calcium: 29mg.