The BEST Green Food for Saint Patrick’s Day

Broccoli Slaw Recipe

March 10, 2015   6 Comments

We go crazy using green frosting on cupcakes, donuts, and cookies when we have lovely green food surrounding us (duh).

Of course, I mean healthy food and I have decided to remake St. Patrick’s Day into a REAL green food celebration. Kale, asparagus, green peppers, lettuce, snap peas, peas, spinach, kiwi, honey dew melon, celery, green beans, broccoli, cabbage….

Why do we color our beer green, again? How about a Green smoothie?

This is one of my go-to St. Patrick’s Day recipes because it is both delicious and festive.

Broccoli slaw is much like cabbage slaw. You shred the broccoli, add your favorite garnishes, and then mix in a mayonnaise/vinegar dressing. If you are trying to lose weight, mayonnaise is one of those high calorie foods (94 calories per tablespoon) that you need to use sparingly.

How are you gonna get creamy slaw without a cup o’ mayo?

The answer is buttermilk. For 99 calories per CUP, you can pour it on and the tangy creaminess with save the day.

I used my food processor to make this slaw in a flash. If you don’t have one, please go out and buy one. It will support your healthy eating goals for years to come. If you currently buy pre-grated cheese, you will pay for it in no time by grating your own cheese.

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Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Makes 5 servings, 1 cup slaw per serving

2 broccoli crowns (about 1 ½ pounds)
½ cup almonds
1/3 cup dried cranberries

Dressing
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons cider vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Shred broccoli (both stalk and florets) with a grater or the grater attachment in a food processor. Put in a large bowl. Chop almonds with a few pulses of a food processor (do not pulverize) or on a cutting board. Add chopped almonds and cranberries to broccoli

In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, and cider vinegar.

Pour dressing over broccoli, almonds, and cranberries and toss. Taste and add salt and pepper. Serve immediately or store in your refrigerator for up to three days. This slaw does improve with age (but there is a limit).

One cup is 162 calories, 9.3 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 15.9 g carbohydrates, 4.8 g sugar, 6.9 g protein, 4.9 g fiber, 155 mg sodium, 4 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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6 Comments:

Sounds yummy.

on March 10, 2015

Sounds tasty. It will pair nicely with our corned beef, mashed potatoes, boiled carrots, Irish soda Bread and Green Milkshakes. Whoopie, I'm Irish!!!!

on March 10, 2015

Just made this and it's delish! Can't believe I've never heard of you before, broccoli slaw.
We only had light mayo at home and light Greek yoghurt, no buttermilk, so added a little more cider vinegar and my kids thought it was perfect.

on March 19, 2015

Just made this and it's delish! Can't believe I've never heard of you before, broccoli slaw.
We only had light mayo at home and light Greek yoghurt, no buttermilk, so added a little more cider vinegar and my kids thought it was perfect.

on March 19, 2015

Made this for dinner last night & it was really good! Followed as directed using the buttermilk. This made a good dressing, maybe not as good as with all the mayo I usually use haha, but definitely still delicious.

I added dried cherries as I prefer over cranberries & also sprinkled on sesame seeds instead of almonds. Now we have buttermilk in the house to make pancakes for breakfast this weekend :)

on March 19, 2015

Buttermilk freezes beautifully. Just pop a full or partially full carton in the freezer and Voila!!!

on March 20, 2015


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