As I was beginning to write this recipe post, I kind of felt bad… I don’t really understand why this salad has always been called ‘Broccoli Raisin Salad’ ..what? Did the other ingredients get the short straws and not get the recipe named after them? (I am aware this is extremely neurotic-but still!) I mean, the cashews are probably my favorite part, and the cauliflower is awesome too! So I think they should get a part in the name, but alas…since most people know it by this name I will keep it!
Alright, on to the actual recipe-I am a HUUUUGE fan of this amazing salad… but I pulled up the first recipe I found when I googled ‘Broccoli Raisin Salad’ and the nutritional stats were jaw-dropping! 1 serving had 447 calories and 33 grams of fat!!! :O I couldn’t believe it, I mean I know salads aren’t always the figure friendly food some people assume them to be but really… calling something a salad and then having over 400 calories in it?! That should be a felony somewhere!
So I set off to create something a bit more “Blissful” on the nutritional front-and not to brag, but Boy Oh Boy did I succeed! This salad really does have it all: crunch, sweetness, creamy, and just a hint of salty flavor… and the best part- not even 100 calories per serving (and believe me, it’s a BIG serving!)
If that wasn’t enough to get you to make this, it also has over 130% of you recommended intake of vitamin C, some fiber and a healthy dose of protein!
What are you waiting for?! Go make this delicious side dish!