Thursday, February 5, 2015

A different twist on broccoli salad - and it's now sugar-free!

Broccoli Salad (Sugar-Free)

This is a variation of the sweet broccoli salad usually found in restaurants. I have removed the sugar, making it a delicious low-carb salad. Do not use a grape seed oil based mayonnaise, it has to much of the fatty acids we don't need more of in our diet. A homemade mayonnaise is best.

This is a great salad for the Sugar 100 Diet by Jorge Cruise. I like this book of his by the way. This recipe is also paleo friendly and gluten-free (do check your mayonnaise ingredient list though).


BROCCOLI SALAD Recipe:

Serves 8 to 12

Dressing:

1 c. Hellman's mayonaise Or Best Foods (or better yet, homemade)
1/4 c. erythritol (or Lakanto's zero-cal white granular sweetener)
1/4 c. xylitol
2 t. white wine vinegar
1 t. prepared mustard
1 t. sweet paprika
Sea salt or BioSalt (recipe on this blog), to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Salad:

2 bunches of broccoli florets
1 c. chopped red onion
1 c. organic raisins (Craisens have added sugar)
1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms, optional
2 fresh mandarin oranges, peeled and separated into individual segments (or 1 small can, drained)
1/2 c. cashew pieces (or sunflower seeds) (see recipe for "C" soaked Sunnies on this blog)
8 slices fried bacon, crumbled


Method:

Mix the dressing ingredients until smooth. S
eason to taste.
Cover and chill overnight.
Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and mix well.
Serve.


Enjoy!

Leila