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This is one Healthy Salad

Last week, I made a Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf  from the Rose Reisman Brings Home Light Cooking Cookbook. While making the loaf, I decided to flip thru the cookbook to look at other recipes that I had tried and liked, but had not made for many many years. Sure enough, pg 56 was circled. I can’t believe I don’t make this salad more often. It’s a winner.

I ‘m attracted to this recipe as it’s crunchy and colorful and went perfectly with the rest of the meal which included: salmon, roasted squash, a green salad and rice.

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about broccoli salads that I enjoy. I have a feeling it’s due to the emerald color of the broccoli that it obtains after it’s perfectly steamed. I’m also a huge fan of another broccoli salad that I use to make that includes grapes and sunflower seeds. Stay tuned for more salad recipes (and the lemon poppy seed loaf recipe as well).



Broccoli, Snow Pea and Baby Corn Salad with Orange Dressing


2 cups chopped broccoli florets

1 cup snow peas, cut into pieces

1/2 cup sliced red onion

3 cups torn lettuce (I’ve never used lettuce before – just so you know)

half  of a medium red pepper, sliced

3/4 cup drianed mandarin orange sections

1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts

1 can of drained baby corn cobs

1 tablespoon raisins

1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (or pecans)


3 tablespooons olive oil

3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

4 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar


1. Steam or microwave broccoli and snow peas just until tender crisp. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pat dry. Place in a serving bowl

2. Add onion, red pepper, lettuce, oranges, water chestnuts, baby corn, raisins and walnuts

3. Dressing: in small bowl, mix oil, orange juice, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice and sugar. Pour over salad and toss well


P.S. Rose Reisman Brings Home Light Cooking is a wonderful cookbook full of healthy recipes and is definitely a keeper!! Proof:  I moved in September and this cookbook did not end up in the garage sale.

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One Response to “Broccoli, Snow Pea and Baby Corn Salad with Orange Dressing”

  1. April 28th, 2012 at 14:24 | #1

    This looks like a delicious salad. I’m definitely in the mood for something fresh and crisp.

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