In my original blog I just intermingled the recipes I mentioned in the blog. Many found this hard to follow. So in an effort to make the blogs more user friendly I am posting all the recipes and how to's for all the blogs here. I hope you like this new format. -Jan `

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Broccoli and Grape Salad

Serving Size  : 8     Preparation Time :0:30

Categories    : Fruit                           Salads



  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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  1              bunch  broccoli -- broken into flowerettes

  1              bunch  grapes, cut in half -- OR equivalent in raisins or currants

  1              pound  bacon -- cooked and crumbled

     1/4           cup  red onion -- finely chopped

  1                cup  sunflower seeds -- OR chopped nuts, other seeds or a combination of all

  1              whole  red apple -- finely chopped


                        DRESSING--Mix together the below OR use 1 1/2 cup of your favorite bottled dressing

  1                Cup  Mayonnaise

     1/2           cup  sugar -- OR the equivalent in sugar substitute OR honey

     1/4           cup  red wine vinegar


Mix the salad ingredients together.


Mix together well the salad ingredients.  Pour over the salad.


Either serve immediately or Store the dressing separate ,  cover the salad and refrigerate for up to a day ahead of time.  Mix together just before serving.



  "This salad can be made with a variety of nuts, seeds, grapes, or raisins and come out delicioous every time."

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 709 Calories; 61g Fat (74.1% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 58mg Cholesterol; 1083mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 7 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.


Serving Ideas : Serve as a side dish to any variety of meals, or with the addition of a cheese as a salad meal in it's self.


NOTES : I've made this where I've added small cubes of cheese of various varieties in place of or in addition to the bacon.

I've also substituted small bits of other cooked meats such as ham, or chicken in place of or in addition to the bacon.

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