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Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

The slightly sweet flavor of this salad’s dressing is a great contrast to the rich bacon. You can substitute cauliflower for the broccoli if you prefer

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14 cups small broccoli florets (about 2-1/4 pounds)
  • 12 ounces fresh mushrooms, stems removed, chopped
  • 16 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • Lemon wedges, optional

Directions

  1. Place the first 8 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, mushrooms, bacon, raisins and onion. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon