Spicy Broccoli-Mango Salad

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... This side salad rocks with sweet and spicy flavors that blend broccoli, mango, jazzed-up pecans and a citrusy dressing into an amazing taste sensation.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Sweet-Hot Pecans

4
teaspoons sugar
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
cup pecan halves, broken into coarse pieces

Dressing

2
containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free orange crème yogurt
1/3
cup light mayonnaise
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
1/8
teaspoon salt

Salad

5
cups fresh broccoli florets and cut-up stems (1 small bunch)
2
ripe medium mangoes, peeled, seed removed and diced (1 1/2 cups)
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 Lightly spray 8-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add sugar and ground red pepper; mix well. Stir in pecans. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar mixture is melted and pecans are coated. Remove from heat; set aside to cool.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until smooth. In large bowl, mix salad ingredients.
  • 3 Add dressing to salad; toss gently to mix. Just before serving, stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate any remaining salad.

Expert Tips

Need help cutting a mango? Score the skin lengthwise into fourths with a knife, and peel like a banana. Cut the peeled mango lengthwise close to both sides of the seed, then dice.

This recipe was created by Deborah Phinney of Lakewood, OH and was a finalist in a national recipe contest.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
130%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.