Exercise your mind and body

Broccoli Salad

Last year at a restaurant my meal came with a side salad and I tried a cold broccoli salad, it was so good I couldn’t get enough of it. It was a cold salad with raw broccoli and a creamy dressing and my favorite thing was the tiny currents, that added the right amount of sweetness. So yesterday I decided to try and recreate that salad and it was delicious. My family loved it, my kids said you should have made more. They would’ve taken leftovers for school lunches. I’m going to make it again this weekend but I’ll double the recipe. Hope you like it as much as we did.  I ran this recipe through my recipe calculator and it came out to 7.7 grams Net Carbs.


2 large stalks of broccoli (chopped to about 5 cups of flowerettes and peeled stem)
1/2 cup mayonnaise, (I used Hellman’s Olive Oil)
1 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon sugar substitute,
2 Tablespoons dried currants
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted, roasted
Salt and pepper (to taste)


Chop broccoli flowerettes in bit size pieces, then grate the peeled steams with a cheese grater.

To make your dressing, mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, sweetener, and a pinch each of salt and pepper (adjust to taste).

Add currants.

Mix the broccoli and dressing together.  Sprinkle the sunflower seeds over the top.

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info:

Calories:  189.1
Fat: 14.2
Sod: 260.7 mg
Carbs: 11.4
Fiber: 3.7
Protein:  4.1

Net Carbs:  7.7 g


Comments on: "Broccoli Salad" (2)

  1. This looks so good. I want to try it. I’m thinking of adding crumbled bacon…do you think adding it would throw off the taste and the healthy aspect of this salad?


  2. You could add chopped crispy bacon, I’m sure it would taste really good. I entered it and the nutritional facts changed, the carbs & fiber are the same but the calories, sod have gone up.

    For 4 servings of salad with 4 strips of bacon,

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 225.1
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Sodium 361.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 5.1 g
    Protein 6.0 g


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