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Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Broccoli and Bacon SaladTart and sweet salad with broccoli florets with crisp bacon, red onion, raisins and pecans in a creamy dressing. This version has 48% fewer calories than the original, but they won't be missed.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large head broccoli
1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped pecans or sunflower seeds
3/4 cup light salad dressing or mayonnaise
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Cooking Directions:

  1. Clean, trim, and chop broccoli into a large bowl. Add onion, raisins and pecans.
  2. Blend salad dressing, Equal®, milk and vinegar until smooth. Pour dressing over salad. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Top with crumbled bacon just before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 153, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 17 g, fat 9 g, cholesterol 9 mg, sodium 226 mg.

Food Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 2 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.