Serve Broccoli Slaw For Saint Patrick’s Day
March 12, 2014 14 Comments
Snack Girl got on her high horse on Monday and castigated the fake green food industry.
Today, I have ridden my horse to a more peaceful place filled with flowers, scented candles, and broccoli (which is a flower – seriously).
I don’t really have a horse, but I do have a dog and he manages to make me feel much calmer by always being glad to see me. Big shout out to Milo!
I want to focus on what we can DO about crappy food instead of complaining about its existence. Someone commented that they had seen broccoli slaw posted as a festive St. Patrick’s day treat, so I decided to make one myself.
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 are using 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 buy pre-grated cheese, you will pay for it in no time (by grating your own cheese).
This is a great St. Patrick's Day side dish or a wonderful lunch with a few additions (like a hard boiled egg, an orange, and a slice of toast).
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
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 for 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).
For one cup = 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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