I absolutely hate turning the oven on in the summer. Summer is the time when I rely heavily on my slow cooker and I am always looking for yummy salads to keep on hand. Mary’s Broccoli Salad is exceptional! It is so easy to prepare and can be low calorie if you buy 0% fat yogurt! I always do. I am not getting any younger and the less calories the better! To be honest, I have made this salad both ways and cannot taste the difference and neither can anyone else! So why not save the calories when you can?
Mary’s Broccoli Salad is perfect as a side with lunch or dinner. You can add more or less of any ingredient! Ken loves raisins and always puts more in if he is making it. When I make Mary’s Broccoli Salad I always use more almonds because I love them! If you are a broccoli fan you have got to give this recipe a try!
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Mary's Broccoli Salad
- 1 head broccoli
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 large red onion, sliced thin
- 1 apple or pear, chopped, peel if desired
- 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
- 1/2 cup mayonaise
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
Wash and prepare your head of broccoli into florets. Try to make them bite size. Place them in a large bowl. Chop red onion and apple or pear and put it in your large bowl with your broccoli. Add your sliced almonds and raisins to your large bowl. In a 2 cup measuring cup dump yogurt until it reaches the 1/2 cup line. Add mayonaise until it reaches the 1 cup line. Add one tablespoon of sugar and stir until blended. Taste and add another tablespoon of sugar if desired. Using a spatula, pour yogurt mixture into your broccoli mixture and stir until everything is coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!