Monday, August 13, 2012

Broccoli Bonanza Summer Salad


“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” - Henry James

I was really craving a good summer salad to go with burgers, but every salad at the store contained gluten or was super unhealthy. So I adapted this recipe from the "classic broccoli salad" so that it was more healthy yet still perfectly tasty! I hope you enjoy it too!


Ingredients: 

1 head of broccoli
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
8 pieces cooked turkey bacon (cooked and chopped)
1/2 red onion (chopped in large pieces)
1/3 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup light mayo
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/8 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon fresh dill

Directions: 

Step 1: Cut broccoli off the stem and into bite sized pieces. In large bowl combine broccoli, tomatoes, turkey bacon, onion, cheddar cheese. 

Step 2: In small bowl mix mayo, white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and dill. Pour sauce on broccoli mixture and gently toss until all pieces are covered.

Serves 6-8 sides.