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Eat This: Lose Weight – Crunchy, Satisfying, FAT-Burning Broccoli Salad

from the kitchens of Janice Taylor, Life/Wellness Coach, Author, Weight Loss Artist

from the kitchens of Janice Taylor, Life/Wellness Coach, Author, Weight Loss Artist

Last weekend, we (DH and I) were invited to a Garden Party!  Imagine that!!!  Outside, in a garden!  Thus the name, garden party! Duh :)  Nevertheless, thrilling for this CityGrrrl.

I asked, “What can I bring?”  A Broccoli Dish was the answer!   Now, while you might think Broccoli Not-so-Exciting, think again!  Or…taste again.  Because…

…This Fat-Burning Broccoli dish was crunchy, satisfying, delicious, and if you want to eat more than one serving, go for it.  It’s guilt-free, as well!  And simply gorgeous, given the red, green and almond colors throughout!

Ingredients:

1 pound broccoli crowns, cut into florets (3 crowns)

1 quart cherry tomatoes

1/4 to 1/2 cup almond slivers

1/2 to 3/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 to 3/4 cup edamame (frozen:  heated in microwave per instructions for 2 minutes)

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, taste.

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets in batches and boil until bright green, 2 minutes. Add to a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking, or add to a colander in the sink and run with cold water. Drain well and place in a large bowl. **NOTE:  This is THE best way to ‘cook’ your broccoli.  Was better than raw, but still mighty crunchy and tasty!**

Add the tomatoes, almonds, dried cranberries and edamame to the bowl with the broccoli and toss.  Honestly, I started with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the cranberries, almonds and edamame, but I am a “more is more” kind of person, so I kept shaking a bit more from the bag.  So…let’s just say to taste, without going mad-crazy-wild!

Whisk together the mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Add dressing to the salad and toss. **This was just the right amount of dressing, as it coated everything.  Was not dripping in dressing!  Perfection!**

Regarding the salt n’ pepper.  I didn’t add any!  I’d salted the water and there was so much fabulous taste from the mustard/olive oil dressing, I didn’t think it needed the extra…but up to you!

AND…once again, for the Nighttime Eaters out there–there’s no reason that you cannot enjoy a large bowl of broccoli at night!  Want to munch and crunch?  Choose wisely.

Eat healthy, go guilt-free into the night!

For more fat-burning beautiful recipes, and Tushkateer chit-chat,  visit Our Lady of Weight Loss’s:  Facebook/Kick in the Tush Club Chapter!

 

Spread the word … NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor
wise * fun * utterly useful

Dictated but not read by OLWL.  Excuse all typos!
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