To me, broccoli has always been one of those foods that unless it’s drenched in ranch, swimming in cheese sauce, or seared with tons of soy sauce and steak, it can taste like biting into a mouthful of St. Augustine sod. None of these being terribly “low-fat” options. Also, broccoli isn’t a “curl up by the fire” type of food so it ends up on our plate more during the
gay shirtless season summer.
Whole Foods has perfected their broccoli crunch by taking raw broccoli and adding just a few ingredients to make it taste delicious, and also keep it healthy enough to not add to any extra “abs” hanging over your swimsuit. We’ve gotten pretty close to their “top secret” recipe here.
- 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped
- 4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup cashews
- ¾ cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- salt and black pepper, to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Stir in the dressing and toss salad. No comment.
Serve immediately, or cover and chill for later. This salad goes ESPECIALLY well with our burger sliders three ways.