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Broccoli Pear Salad

Low Carb Recipe

No more boring broccoli! Make one of these Broccoli Pear Salad and Pizza Broccoli side dishes and truly enjoy. One is fruity with the addition of pears, while the other is deliciously flavored like pizza.

Broccoli Pear Salad


1/3 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sherry
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon blue agave
2 cups broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1-2 ripe pears, cut into thin slices

Recipe Directions

Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small container or jar. Shake or whisk to combine.

Mix the salad ingredients together in a large salad bowl; separate into 8 serving bowls. Serve with dressing.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size: 1 salad (with about 2 tablespoons dressing)
Fat: 14g
Total Carbohydrates: 9g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 3g

Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable; 1/2 fruit; 2-1/2 fat

Pizza-Flavored Broccoli

1 cup chopped broccoli
2 tablespoons pizza sauce
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1 ounce Mozzarella cheese -- diced
1/2 ounce pepperoni -- diced
2 tablespoons onion -- sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil

Steam or microwave the broccoli until just crisp-tender. Add the pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, and pepperoni. Microwave about 40 seconds longer. Toss the broccoli mixture with the rest. Recipe makes two servings.

Nutrition facts per serving:
Calories 388; Total Fat 29g; Cholesterol 40mg; Protein 15g; Total Carbohydrate 8g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Sodium 724mg
Exchanges: 1-1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 5 Fat