Featured Recipe: Crunchy Broccoli Salad

From the recipe archives of Diabetes Self-Management Magazine.

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Preparation time: 30 minutes


  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli (approximately 1 pound)
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • 5 strips turkey bacon, crisply cooked then crumbled
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise (not salad-dressing-type mayonnaise)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise (not salad-dressing-type mayonnaise)
  • 4 packets acesulfame-K sweetener (such as Sweet One)
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar


Remove stalks from broccoli and discard. Cut broccoli crowns into small florets. In a bowl, combine broccoli florets, green onions, cheese, and crumbled bacon. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together light mayonnaise, fat-free mayonnaise, sweetener, and vinegar. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 5 ½ cups
Serving Size: 1 cup

Per Serving:
  Calories: 119
  Carbohydrate: 6 g
  Protein: 8 g
  Fat: 7 g
  Saturated fat: 1 g
  Sodium: 449 mg
  Fiber: 2 g
  Exchanges per serving: 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat
  Carbohydrate choices: ½

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.

Reprinted with permission from Diabetes Self-Management. © 2008 R.A. Rapaport Publishing, Inc. Visit us at www.DiabetesSelfManagement.com.