My friend, Lisa, made this salad for us while we were at the lake a couple of weeks ago. It was really yummy and refreshing salad. I think it could be changed around to add other favorite ingredients to it.
3 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli
1/2 cup dried cranberries OR raisins
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup nonfat yogurt
1/3 cup Splenda
2 tablespoons red wine or apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/3 sweet onion chopped
2/3 cup slivered almonds
Other ingredients that would be good: Chopped cauliflower, chopped celery, crumbled bacon, shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Wash broccoli and remove the biggest part of the stem. Set the stems aside to use for another dish. Chop the broccoli into small pieces. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth. Stir in the broccoli, onions, almonds and cranberries. Mix well. If possible allow to chill for several hours or overnight before serving.
Note: This dressing was also really good when added with a bag of broccoli slaw.