This month as we try to look at things that are “green”, obviously we need to look at green veggie and see how to get more of them into our diet. It drives me batty when people say “I don’t like green vegetables or I don’t like broccoli, asparagus, lettuce, beans, bla,bla,bla”. I find that when I ask people more questions about their likes or dislikes it is usually because they have only tried the vegetable once (which may have been when they were 5) and had a bad experience. Many times it’s the way a certain item was cooked! There are countless times my mom literally destroyed certain vegetables because she over cooked them and I too thought I would never like some things but when I was offered to try the same vegetables (or other foods) prepared differently, well let’s just say WOW what a difference!
I f you don’t like broccoli, then you need to give it a chance by trying the vegetable done different ways, like the salad I’m sharing with you today. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables.
The problem might be that broccoli on its own isn’t the way you should try it. The vegetable is delicious when it’s placed with other foods, like in a stir fry, salads, roasted with other vegetables or in a soup. Not smothered in cheese sauce, that is what people do to hide the flavor not entice the flavor 🙂 Enjoy!!! For comments/questions please email email@example.com
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
4 cups finely chopped broccoli crowns,
1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
3 slices cooked turkey bacon/ prosciutto, cut up small or Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Whisk garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar and sugar in a large bowl. Add broccoli, water chestnuts, bacon, cranberries and pepper; stir to coat with the dressing.