Two Quick, Easy And Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

EAT WELL – HEALTHY LIVING RECIPE

* RECIPE: BROCCOLI SALAD

This is a tasty and very healthy salad that uses an interesting combination of fruits, vegetables and meats. Before you decide you won’t like it, try it. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

PREP TIME  15 Min 
COOK TIME  15 Min 
READY IN  30 Min

INGREDIENTS:

2 heads fresh broccoli
1 red onion
1/2 pound bacon
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

1.Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble.

2. Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size slices. Combine with the bacon, raisins, your favorite nuts and mix    well.

3.To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.

4. Enjoy with some ice cold water with a slice of lemon.

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* RECIPE:  COOL & CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD

This cool, creamy salad is lighter than other versions made with sour cream. It’s a great addition to any weekend cookouts.

PREP TIME  15 Min 
READY IN  16 Min 

INGREDIENTS:

1 large English cucumber, thinly sliced
– salt and pepper to taste
1 small onion, diced
2 cups nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1.Arrange cucumber slices in a single layer in the bottom of a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add a layer of onions, and top with a layer of yogurt. Continue layering all the remaining cucumbers,
onions, and yogurt this order. Top off with a final layer of yogurt. Sprinkle with garlic powder,
and parmesan cheese.

2.Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

3. Enjoy with some well chilled sparkling water.

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