Thursday, March 6, 2014

Broccoli Salad


One of the dishes that I always looked forward to around the holidays was my step-mom's broccoli salad. It is creamy and rich and SUPER yummy! I've helped her make it before though, and realized why it tastes so good, and why we only had it around the holidays. It's loaded with sugar and either sour cream or mayonnaise. I decided to try to make a broccoli salad that you can eat throughout the year and not feel guilty about doing so.


This recipe is very simple. Start by chopping your broccoli as small or as large as you like.


Finely chop half of one medium onion.


Add together in a large bowl the broccoli, onion, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds. In a small dish mix together honey Greek yogurt (or plain Greek yogurt mixed with honey) and either apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and mix together. You'll need to let the salad sit in the fridge for at least an hour for all the flavors to blend together. 

Hope you enjoy my healthier spin on broccoli salad. What are some of your favorite holiday dishes that you wish you could eat year round?


Broccoli Salad
1 bunch of broccoli
1/2 medium white onion
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2/3 cup honey Greek yogurt (or mix plain yogurt with 1-2 Tablespoons honey, to taste)
2 Tablespoons either apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

Chop broccoli and onion. Mix broccoli, onion, cranberries and sunflower seeds together in a large bowl. Mix dressing in a small bowl. Combine dressing and salad. Let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour. Enjoy!


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