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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Broccoli Salad

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This is a picture of Broccoli Salad. I love this stuff.
but today when I added up the points for it I about
died. It was 89 points.You could eat a whole cake I
think and it would not be 89 points.
I don't eat it very often because I knew that it
must be dangerous, it tastes dangerous.

I got a new cookbook for my birthday and the lady
who wrote the cook book catered my daughters wedding
so I knew how good this is . I was so excited to see it in her
cook book.

I love the name of her cookbook. So here is the
recipe.
Broccoli Salad
Ingredients:
4 bunches broccoli
(cut into bite size pieces)

1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup raisins
1 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds
1 cup crumbled cooked bacon

Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp white vinegar
if your salad seems dry double the dressing
to add more.
Instructions:
1. In a large bowl stir together all ingredients for the salad.
2. Mix together dressing ingredients.
3. Toss salad with dressing.

So now I want to make it without all of the points,
so I am using fat free mayonnaise and 1/2 cup of raisins
and 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and just a bit of the bacon.
If someone has some ideas to make it less fatening
I would appreciate some ideas. I could eat this for lunch
every day, if I wasn't so afraid of it.
Thanks,
Have a great Tuesday!

8 comments:

  1. The one my mom gets at Costco has cashews, rather than sunflower seeds. Are those any less fattening? I'm so glad you posted the recipe. Now I can make it myself!

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  2. When we had Kessie" wedding, everyone who ate that salad said it was the same one your Mom buys. So I think that is what is so neat about it. I think that is a idea about cashews. I love those too.
    I was so surprised to see that it only had 3 ingredients for the dressing. I can't wait for you to look through this cookbook. We will have to have some cooking days and just do recipes from this. They all sound so good.

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  3. kim dangerous food is the best kind dear!!

    My Mom makes this and for years it has always been a hit at any party, get together.

    Thank you for sharing some of yours:}

    Dore
    xx

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  4. 89 points?? Did you factor in a whole jar of mayonnaise or something??

    And besides, it has broccoli in it. That should cancel out a bunch of points right there, being vegetables.

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  5. I can tell you never have to worry about weight. :) That would be if you ate the whole thing, which as much as I love it, I think I could do that. I think I could eat it at every meal.

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  6. 89 points sounds like a LOT....and so it doesn't surprise me that i am *crazy* about this salad too....

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  7. Oh that looks good! I think I will try to make your safe version. Do you think it would work with Splenda instead of sugar? That might help save a few points.

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  8. bummer! it just doesn't seem right
    that a broccoli anything could have
    as many points as a cake.

    i'll take the cake!

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