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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 65.4
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 233.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Cruciferous Crunch Salad

Submitted by: SPARKLIERTODAY
Cruciferous Crunch Salad

Introduction

I love broccoli crunch salad, but have loathed the 400 calories per cup of some of my favorites. I've tried multiple times unsuccessfully to create a healthier version that still tastes like my favorite and that helps me enjoy eating these cruciferous powerhouses without the payback. I think I have finally got it.

Kudos to LIBRARYCAT for the initial recipe I found on Sparkrecipes that led me in the right direction. I still wanted something with less calories and sugars. . .and a bigger portion.

Have fun!
I love broccoli crunch salad, but have loathed the 400 calories per cup of some of my favorites. I've tried multiple times unsuccessfully to create a healthier version that still tastes like my favorite and that helps me enjoy eating these cruciferous powerhouses without the payback. I think I have finally got it.

Kudos to LIBRARYCAT for the initial recipe I found on Sparkrecipes that led me in the right direction. I still wanted something with less calories and sugars. . .and a bigger portion.

Have fun!

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    For ease and getting it done, I use:
    (2) 10 oz bags prewashed fresh cauliflower (chopped)
    (1/2) 12 oz bag prewashed fresh broccoli (chopped)

    If you like broccoli better than cauliflower, switch. Total cruciferous should be about 1 1/2 lb (or to be exact: 26 oz)

    1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
    1 cup red seedless grapes, then sliced in halves
    1/4 cup Sunkist Almond Accents
    (you pick flavor--I used roasted toffee)
    1/4 cup Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Pieces
    (in the non-frig salad dressing aisle)

    Sauce:

    3/4 cup Hellman's Low Fat Mayonaisse dressing
    1/3 cup Splenda
    1/4-1/3 cup white distilled vinegar
    (vary to your taste and consistency of salad)


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Directions

Combine chopped in bite-sized pieces cauliflower and broccoli in a large mixing bowl. Add red onion, split seedless grapes, almonds, and bacon pieces. Fold and mix together until evenly blended.

In a small bowl, whip mayo, Splenda, and vinegar until blended and creamy. Add to veggie mixture and fold in until evenly coated. Best chilled.

Enjoy!

Makes 8 (3/4-1cup servings)
Nutrition info set for 1 cup serving.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKLIERTODAY.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is so yummy, so very close to one of my all time favorites! Thanks for the great recipe! - 3/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this salad and eat it almost every day. - 2/20/09

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  • I fixed this for a potluck and there were no leftovers! I used a combination of lite mayo and light Miracle Whip. I did not use Splenda, using about 1 TBL of sugar. - 10/16/12

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  • Fabulous!! I couldn't find the sunkist almond accents, so I chopped 1/8 cup almonds and 1/8 cup toffee bits. I'll make it again next week, and the week after that! - 11/13/11

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  • Very good. Takes care of the need for something crunchy. I will make it again for sure. - 5/17/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try it! Except no almonds. - 5/12/09

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  • I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!! - 5/1/09

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