Don't you just love great low calorie dishes that don't taste like diet food?! Who doesn't?!
I found a similar broccoli salad recipe last year that was amazing but was way to overloaded with unnecessary calories and I thought to myself I could make this just as good but so much lighter. And I did! Not only does this recipe cut out more than half the calories but the portion size is huge, enough for a big hearty lunch! Ive even served this up to company and they had no idea it was a light version, they just inhaled it.
Skinny Broccoli Pasta Salad:
(Serves 4 large lunch size servings or 8 side dish servings)
357 calories per large lunch size serving
8oz mini bow tie pasta (1/2 a package)
1 lbs of raw broccoli cut into bite size pieces
1/2 red onion diced
2 c. red grapes halved
4 TBS peppered real bacon bits
1/2 c. light mayo
6 packages of Splenda
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1. Boil pasta till tender, rinse under cold water to cool down.
2. In a large bowl add cooled pasta, cut broccoli, diced red onion, halved grapes and bacon bits. Toss salad gently.
3. In a small separate bowl you are going to make the dressing by combining the mayo, Splenda, red wine vinegar and salt. Mix well then mix into salad. Let salad chill in fridge for at least 20-30 minutes so the dressing can saturate good than serve. Best served on the same day you make it.