Sunday, April 10, 2011

Broccoli-Carrot-Raisin Salad

Something sweet, crunchy and good doesn't have to ruin your physique. Vegetables tossed together with a few other ingredients can be so tasty, you will prefer the dish over a Butterfinger Chip candy.

1/3 bag of frozen broccoli or broccoli and cauliflower
2 large carrots, pared and cut into thin round slices
2 TB. of dark raisins
2 TB. of French dressing
sweetening equivalent to 2-3 tsps. of sugar

Remove the frozen vegetables from the freezer. If you are using cauliflower, you will have to add them to the pan of carrots after about 5 minutes and simmer another 2 minutes. If you are using broccoli you can simply defrost and add to the warm carrots.

Prepare the carrots. Put in a large skillet with 1/4 cup of water and simmer about 6 minutes until almost soft or to taste, adding more water by the tsp. if the water runs low. In the end there ultimately should be no water in the pan and the carrots should be a little softened.

Place the carrots and other vegetables in a bowl to chill, if using defrosted broccoli you can set aside with a cover on top and let the carrots cool like this.

When the vegetables are cool add the raisins, the dressing, the sweetening and 1/2 tsp. of salt.

Eat, or chill for later.

One or two servings.

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