Broccoli Salad

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We went to a BBQ at a friend’s house over the weekend, and he said to bring a side or dessert. I didn’t want to bring something that anyone else would be bringing, so I went for one of our favorite salad recipes. It sounds like a weird combination of ingredients, but it’s super addictive. It’s fresh and crunchy and sweet and cool, and is just the type of unexpected hit that I like making for parties like this.

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad
Cooking Light June 2002

4 cups broccoli flowerets, about 1 1/2 pounds
1 ½ cups green grapes, seedless, halved
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup raisins
¼ cup sunflower seeds
⅓ cup light mayonnaise
¼ cup fat free plain yogurt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture, and toss well. Chill for 1 hour.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup).

Nutritional notes:
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 150 Calories; 4g Fat (24.1% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 81mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

  • I love grapes in salad! In fact, I have not got enough grapes in my life right now. Thanks for reminding me!

    • Have you ever eaten frozen grapes? That’s one of my favorite summertime snacks 🙂

  • oh lovely green salad, grapes and sunflower seeds just give this salad a completely new,scrumptious dimension…healthy,refreshing treat:-)

    • It really is a fun combination of ingredients. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Yummy! Love the green grapes in this.