Broccoli Salad (GF)


I love the addition of sunflower seeds.  I didn't actually use sunflower seeds in the salad in the pic as I didn't have any.  I didn't have red onion either, so I used regular and added some chopped orange sweet pepper for color.  It was great!  Kent Altena has a nice broccoli salad in Low-Carbing Among Friends which uses bacon.  It received rave reviews on

3 cups broccoli florets, chopped (750 mL)
1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds (125 mL)
1/4 cup chopped red onion (50 mL)
1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese, (50 mL)
Mayonnaise Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise (125 mL)
1/4 cup sour cream (50 mL)
1 tbsp SPLENDA® Granular (15 mL)
1 tbsp lemon juice (15 mL)

Lightly steam broccoli florets about 3 minutes.  Transfer broccoli to medium bowl and refrigerate, while preparing dressing.

Mayonnaise Dressing:  In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, SPLENDA® Granular and lemon juice.

Assembly:  In large casserole dish, combine broccoli, sunflower seeds, red onion and Cheddar cheese, if using.  Stir in Dressing.  Serve.

Helpful Hints:  To further reduce the carbs, omit sunflower seeds and red onion, if desired.

This salad makes a wonderful addition to a summer picnic.

Yield:  6 servings
1 serving
227.7 calories
4.0 g protein
21.6 g fat
4.4 g carbs