Recipe Tags: Abandon, Appetizers, Bacon, Broccoli Recipe, Broccoli Salad, Buttermilk, Cauliflower, Cheddar Cheese, Cheese Recipe, Christmas Cookies, Dried Cranberries, Flavors, Florets, Lemon Zest, Light Mayo, Piles, Platters, Salads, Vegetable Recipe, Weight Watchers
Healthy Holiday Salad with Broccoli, Cauliflower & Dried Cranberries ♥ Recipe
So the first year that all you vegetable lovers abandoned A Veggie Venture in December, my feelings were a little hurt. What vegetable recipe, I wondered, could compete with fancy appetizers and platters of oh-so-pretty Christmas cookies? Last year, I even implored, Let's Give Salads with Abandon!
But the thing is, even during the holidays — maybe especially during the holidays — nothing hits the spot like a plateful, even a spoonful, of healthy vegetables. Here's a salad that takes the summer classic, that broccoli salad with bacon and raisins and cheddar cheese, and gives it a healthy makeover with colors and flavors suitable for a casual holiday supper. (Side Note: How in the world does something with piles of calorie-dense bacon and raisins and cheddar cheese ever get to be called "salad"?! Jeepers!)
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