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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 246.1
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 353.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.8 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g

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Broccoli-Raisin Salad with Chickpeas

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Broccoli-Raisin Salad with Chickpeas

Introduction

Broccoli salad is a summertime party staple. This version is healthier--with plenty of flavor from almonds and raisins! Broccoli salad is a summertime party staple. This version is healthier--with plenty of flavor from almonds and raisins!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 cup almonds, sliced
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 T soy sauce, divided
    1/2 t smoked paprika, divided
    1/2 t red pepper flakes
    1 lemon, juiced
    1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, divided
    1 bunch broccoli, peeled stems and florets, chopped into bite-size pieces
    1/2 cup raisins
    black pepper to taste

Tips

You can use canned or cooked-from-scratch chickpeas in this recipe.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the almonds and garlic in a large bowl and toss with half of the soy sauce, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes. (Use the same bowl for the finished salad.) Once combined, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until almonds are warm and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
While the almonds are cooking, steam the broccoli, either in the microwave or on the stove. The broccoli should have some bite to it. Drain and run cold water over it to stop the cooking process.
In a blender, combine the remaining soy sauce, paprika, red pepper flakes, plus the lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of the chickpeas. Puree to combine, thinning the dressing with a little water if necessary. Add plenty of black pepper to taste.

Place the remaining chickpeas, raisins, broccoli and almond-garlic mixture in the large bowl, pour the dressing on top, and stir to combine.
Serve immediately.


Serving Size: Makes 4 servings






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  • Incredible!
    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I would just like to point out to the haters that 59 g carb - 16.3g fiber = 42.7g net carb. Plus, most of those are from chickpeas, which are VERY low on the glycemic index, Plus, this meal contains over 1,000 mg potassium & 18g protein per serving (try to find that in a conventional broccoli salad) - 5/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! I used dried cherries instead of raisins because I do not care for raisins, and it was great. definitely staying in my recipe box. - 7/13/11

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    this is great it was so tasty I didnt have any raisins so I used dry cranberries, yum yum I will for sure make it again - 7/19/12

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Terrific and tasty, but my balance of broccoli and dressing seemed off. Probably used too much broccoli, so it would have been even more flavorful if I used a smaller bunch. I'm not sure how much is meant by a "bunch" of broccoli and used 3 full stalks. Golden raisins instead of purple. Yum! - 5/18/12

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    My guess is the calories come from the almonds and raisins. They are nutrient and calorie dense. It's healthy because it has alot of fiber. I would use low sodium soy sauce instead of regular soy sauce too. - 3/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried this on my first day of joining sparkpeople and I loved it. Nice flavors of sweetness from raisins, but yet a touch of hot & sour... crunchy and creamy. - 3/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I loved this salad. The dressing was unbelievable. Definitely is a keeper. Because I didn't have enough raisins, I had to combine with craisins. - 6/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love every ingredient in this recipe. The smoked paprika, mixed with the almonds and garlic - WOW!!! I didn't have any red pepper flakes, so that was the only ingredient omitted and I loved this broccoli raisin salad!!! - 8/26/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I really think this would have been better if the broccoli was not cooked. It would have added a relaly nice crunch. - 8/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is so good!!!!! I used Craisins instead of raisins but everything else was the same. - 8/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! And I usually don't like chickpeas. - 8/16/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Used drained/rinsed black beens in place of chickpeas
    seasoned oilive oil in place of soy sauce (due to allergies)
    Kiwi Lime in place of lemon juice (zestier flavor) - 3/13/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    the only thing that i did not like was the rasins . my husband likes them but myself not so much . . the rest of it was good . - 2/18/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but I'm confused by the picture. It looks like it has sliced onions and bacon bits - neither of which are listed as ingredients. - 8/2/13

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    And where are the chickpeas in the photo? Where is the dressing? There doesn't appear to be any of either in the photo. As a person who learns as much visually as from reading, I have a huge issue with Spark Recipes saying one thing, while the photograph represents something else. - 8/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really nice party dish. Thanks! - 8/16/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a nice alternative to all those other mayo-type summer salads. I LOVE the almond/garlic topping. - 8/16/13

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    We love broccoli salads! Will definitely give this one a try! - 8/16/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    All the helpful comments helped me make adjustments--fiberful and flavorful. - 7/28/12

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Would prefer without the garlic, otherwise good combination - 3/31/12

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  • 1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good will try it this week. - 7/5/11

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  • We liked this recipe. The ingredient listing could have been more helpful by including the amount of broccoli and what constitutes a serving. SparkPeople recipes are notorious for not matching the recipe photo with the ingredients listed. The sliced onion shown in the photo is one example. - 8/9/14

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  • I wasn't able to get into liking the raisins with the broccoli, but the rest of the recipe was good. - 8/9/14

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  • yum, used white beans, currants and whole almonds and everyone enjoyed it - 8/27/13

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  • Way too garlic-y and too much lemon for my taste. Added a packet of Splenda to make it palatable, but it still want' up to expectation. Can't hold a candle to the broccoli salad recipe from Funigrl http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
    il.asp?recipe=22980. And with less calories to boot. - 8/21/13

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