Broccoli-bacon salad

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Alexis Sims with the American Heart Association has a great heart healthy recipe that includes bacon!

    Broccoli-Bacon Salad
    Serves: 6 servings, 1 cup each
    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    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.

    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
    1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    2 teaspoons cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon sugar
    4 cups finely chopped broccoli crowns (see Cooking Tips)
    1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
    3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
    3 tablespoons dried cranberries
    Freshly ground pepper to taste

    Cooking Instructions
    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.
    Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

    Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
    Calories Per Serving 89
    Total Fat 4g
    Saturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 8mg
    Sodium 200mg
    Carbohydrates 12g
    Fiber 3g
    Protein 3g
    Potassium 193mg

    Dietary Exchanges
    2 vegetable, 1 fat

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