Friday, January 4, 2013

Broccoli and Slaw Salad (aka Resolution Salad)

Broccoli and Slaw Salad (aka Resolution Salad)

Welcome to 2013 which is going to be very good year filled with all kinds of wonderful things that you will make happen by keeping all your resolutions. What do you mean you've already broken your resolutions? I personally, give myself all of January to begin working on my resolutions so there's still plenty of time. But unless you're one of these naturally thin people who never gain any weight no matter what they eat (please go away), I'm assuming that one of your resolutions is to lose some weight...or at least lose the weight you gained over the holidays...or maybe just not gain any more weight. Whatever works for you.

Broccoli and Slaw Salad (aka Resolution Salad)
I admit that I had a few cookies and a few cocktails around the holidays. And some pie. And there were those chocolates that guests brought over. Hmm. OK, it's possible I may have gained a pound or two, nothing serious, I'll have them off in no time. Let me just go dig in the back of the closet to find the scale. Wow, that's a lot of dust on there. Anyway, I'll just step on here and see whether it's one pound or two................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Sorry, I took so long. I had to go put the scale out with the trash because it's clearly broken. Probably too much dust in the works because there's absolutely no way that I gained that much weight. For example, my pants aren't that tight. See here, I'm looking at the tag on those pants...hmm...100% spandex......oh.

Did you say you were in the mood for some salad? Me, too!

Ingredients
1 Cup broccoli florets
2 Cups shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix
1/4 Red onion, chopped
1/4 Cup chopped or slivered almonds
1/4 Cup raisins (optional)

Dressing:
1/4 Cup low fat mayonnaise
1/4 Cup low fat buttermilk
2 Teaspoons lemon juice
1 Teaspoon sugar
Salt & pepper to taste

Broccoli and Slaw Salad (aka Resolution Salad)
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cabbage and red onion. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and pour over the vegetables. Toss in the almonds and raisins, if using, and fold to combine. Allow to sit for approximately 15 minutes at room temperature for the flavors to meld. Makes 2 servings.

18 comments:

  1. This is similar to one of my wife's favorite salads! She'd love for me to make it at home, and now I can!

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  2. Ha ha, my scale has the same problem! Salad looks great, I need some new winter salads, greens just are not cutting it these days.

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  3. LOL..I have a similar issue with my scale :) Love the salad..it looks delicious!

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  4. My scale is brutally honest. But looking at this salad instantly makes me feel fitter. I'm with Jacky, standard greens have nothing on this dish. Well done Anita!

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  5. That is exactly how I feel about scales! lol

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  6. hehe, this is the reason I don't even own a scale, they all LIE! I will be trying this salad, not because I need to eat more salad so I can wear all my clothes but because I love cabbage! And broccoli and red onion. Yes, I really do! Don't know why I never thought to put them all together.

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  7. Love the salad totally hate my scales.

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  8. Resolution salad it is! I am broccoli obsessed. I have all the ingredients to make this plus i am adding some edamame. Nom Nom ;)

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  9. Another good ingredient in a broccoli salad is sunflower seeds. And, you can swap out the raisins for those dried cranberries - Craisins. You can probably tell, Broccoli salad is a favorite in my house. I'll have to try this version.

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  10. Adding broccoli with coleslaw sounds wonderful!

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  11. Great salad & I love the name you gave it :-)

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  12. I love broccoli salad and this version looks great! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  13. Back to reality where calories count! Womp, womp! I don't regret all my little snacks and drinks. However, I will tell you I am favoring leggings a lot more these days! This salad looks refreshing and renewing. Thank God I have broccoli in the fridge now.

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  14. Oh, I adore this salad...and your lightened up dressing makes it perfect for the post holiday menu. Haha about the broken scale...hubby has made the same comment...and I just stay away from it!!!

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  15. i love broccoli and this salad sounds like a super delicious way of eating it!

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  16. This looks delicious! I've never made broccoli salad but I love the ones from the deli. Looking forward to trying this one!

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  17. Ha! Lol, I'm with you. Bookmarking this - it looks like an awesome healthy side that would be great for pretty much anything. I'm always trying to tempt my family with dishes like this. Lol, I just keep putting them out hoping they'll eat them!

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