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A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water chestnuts, cranberries and just a little bacon for delicious results. Our version has plenty of creaminess without all the fat. Make it once and it will become a regular on your backyard barbecue menu.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009


Read the full recipe after the video.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar and sugar in a large bowl. Add broccoli, water chestnuts, bacon, cranberries and pepper; stir to coat with the dressing.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Tip: Most supermarkets sell broccoli crowns, which are the tops of the bunches, with the stalks cut off. Although crowns are more expensive than entire bunches, they are convenient and there is considerably less waste.

Nutrition Facts

1 scant cup
92 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 10.8g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 4.2g; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 9.9mg; vitamin a iu 1480.2IU; vitamin c 44.4mg; folate 35.4mcg; calcium 36.3mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 14.4mg; potassium 191.4mg; sodium 160mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 3g.

2 vegetable, 1 fat