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Thursday, September 7, 2017

COLORFUL BROCCOLI AND BELL PEPPER SALAD




COLORFUL BROCCOLI AND BELL PEPPER SALAD

A wonderful, colorful and easy salad with plenty of extra crunch from the colorful bell peppers.  Bacon, Cheddar cheese and a dressing make this a delicious broccoli salad that you will want to make again.

5 cups broccoli florets (1.25 L)
  (about 2 lbs; 0.9 kg)
2 cups chopped red and yellow bell (500 mL)
  peppers
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese, (250 mL)
10 slices bacon, cooked crisp and broken up
  into bits
Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise (250 mL)
1 cup sour cream, OR Greek yogurt (250 mL)
  (to reduce calories)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1/cup sugar (60 mL)
1/tsp salt (2 mL)
1/tsp black pepper (1 mL)

In large bowl, combine broccoli florets, chopped red and yellow bell peppers, grated Cheddar cheese and bacon bits.  

Dressing: In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, OR Greek yogurt, liquid sweetener, salt and black pepper. 

Pour dressing over salad vegetables, cheese and bacon and toss gently to combine well.  Chill until serving time.

Yield:  10 servings
1 serving/sour cream/yogurt
316.9/299.1 calories
12.4/12.7 g protein
27.2/24.8 g fat
2.4/2.4 g fiber
5.1/4.5 g net carbs 

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