Michigan Fresh Recipe: Broccoli
Michigan-grown broccoli is available July-October.
Broccoli has many health benefits. It provides vitamin C, potassium anddietary fiber. It also helps to reduce cholesterol. At only 45 calories per onecupserving, broccoli provides a tasty addition to your meals and snacks. Serve it raw with a low-fat dip, add it to green salads for an extracrunch, or use it to add color and texture to a stir-fry. Choose odorless broccoli heads with tight, bluish-green florets. Remove the outside skin on the stem with a peeler. Cut the stems and serve with the florets. Refrigerate broccoli and use within three to five days.
Makes 8 servings
- 6 cups broccoli (chopped)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 red onion (medium, peeled and died)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 8 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled, optional)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Mix well.
- Chill for 1 to 2 hours.