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Broccoli Salad…

Broccoli Salad

Someone brought broccoli salad to my friend’s birthday party Friday night and I really enjoyed it.  So I thought about how I could duplicate the flavors but cut down on some of the fat and calories.  I also like my broccoli a little softer than raw broccoli and came up with the idea of marinating it for a few minutes.  I served this broccoli salad with dinner tonight and it was well received. 

Enjoy your veggies!

Broccoli Salad

Serves 8

Pre p Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 – 10 minutes

Refrigeration time: at least 1 hour

Estimates Values per serving:

Calories = 80                                                Fat = 3 grams


2 cups water

¼ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar – separated

1 large head of broccoli

4 slices turkey bacon – chopped

½ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon white vinegar

¼ cup raisins – chopped

½ small red onion – chopped

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut tops of broccoli and discard stems.  Place broccoli florets in a large bowl.
  2. Bring water to a boil and stir in ¼ cup sugar until dissolved.  Pour sugar water over broccoli and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. While broccoli is marinating, cook bacon until crispy.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon sugar, vinegar, raisins and red onion.  Add bacon when cooled.
  5. Drain water from broccoli and add to mayonnaise mixture and toss.  Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve cold.

2 thoughts on “Broccoli Salad…

  1. This was fantastic! I had the regular version at a friend’s memorial day weekend and I like your light version so much better!


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