Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
My mom Peggy lost 67.5 pounds on Weight Watchers and kept it off for over 10 years and was also a WW Leader. She was always looking for new ways to prepare foods so they were enjoyable and healthy. This salad fits the bill and therefore is named in her honor. You can certainly use real sugar or mayonnaise (in the same quantities as listed) but why waste the calories when the light/no sugar version tastes this good? No one at your table will notice anything is missing and they will probably ask you to make it again and again . . . And why not? Not only does it taste great, it is low in calories, and a great way to eat your veggies.
- 2 bunches broccoli (Crowns can be substituted if you prefer just using the florets)
- 1 red onion
- 1⁄4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup Splenda granular (sugar substitute)
- Cut up Broccoli into small pieces. If you do not like the stalks they can be removed and only use the florets. Place broccoli into your serving bowl that has a lid.
- Slice the red onion into thin circles. Pop the layers of the onion out so the circles are separated. Place in bowl with the broccoli.
- In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients. Use a fork or a whisk to make sure everything is thoroughly combined. Pour dressing over the broccoli and onions.
- Cover the container securely with the lid and shake well.
- The salad can be served immediately. I prefer to let it chill overnight and serve it right from the refrigerator. If you get a chance while it is chilling flip the container over at least once so that the dressing can fully coat all of the vegetables. Shake again before serving.
I chopped the broccoli finer than indicated so cut the onions in half. I also threw in some chopped red pepper, celery, and a few grated carrots for color. The dressing covers everything thinly, but tastes fine. I did add some salt & pepper. I chilled overnight and was happy with the results. Thank you for sharing your recipe!