Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Toss

Accent the flavor of fresh broccoli with sweet raisins, smoky bacon, and a creamy mayonnaise dressing.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8

Salad

3
cups fresh small broccoli florets
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/3
cup raisins
1/4
cup chopped red onion
4
slices precooked bacon or 1/3 cup real bacon pieces

Dressing

1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 In large bowl, mix all salad ingredients except bacon.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
  • 3 Just before serving, heat bacon slices as directed on package until crisp. Drain on paper towels; crumble. Stir bacon into salad.

Expert Tips

To save about 110 calories and 12 grams of fat per serving, substitute reduced-fat Cheddar cheese for the regular cheese and use fat-free mayonnaise.

Either golden or dark raisins will work this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.