I don’t know about you but I was gorging on food all weekend, partly for Fourth of July and partly because…I was hungry. I wanted to start off this week with a healthier, lighter meal to offset everything that I ate over the weekend so today’s menu is turkey sandwich with a fresh broccoli salad. This salad can easily be prepared a head of time and be served as a side dish for your Fourth of July party. 
 
broccoli salad with oranges and crunchy noodles

broccoli salad

broccoli salad
Broccoli salad with orange and crispy ramen
Serves 12
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Total Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
157 calories
15 g
0 g
10 g
3 g
1 g
128 g
460 g
6 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
128g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157
Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 460mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
55%
Calcium
6%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Slaw
  1. 6 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  2. 1 cup diagonally sliced celery
  3. 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
  4. 1/2 cup grated carrot (1 medium)
  5. 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  6. 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seed kernels
  7. 1 5-ounce can whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  2. 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  4. 1 tbsp honey
  5. 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  6. 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  7. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  8. 1/3 cup canola oil
Remaining ingredients
  1. 2 cup fresh orange sections
  2. 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  3. 1 3-ounce package ramen noodles, crumbled and toasted (discard seasoning packet)
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calories
157
fat
10g
protein
3g
carbs
15g
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

The great thing about this dish is that it’s incredibly easy to prepare: nothing is cooked! It’s just a matter of prepping your raw ingredients and mixing together the dressing. 
 
For my version of this salad, I only added the celery, carrots, broccoli, toasted almonds, ramen noodles, and orange segments.
 
Remember that whenever you are using nuts to toast them! No one likes the taste of raw nuts, especially in a salad. 
 
To let the oranges keep their flavor, toss the other ingredients together with the dressing first. You also want to add the ramen noodles right before serving so they don’t get soggy.
 
I’ve had other broccoli salads before, but I liked this one because unlike others, it wasn’t sweet. The dressing was tangy and slightly spicy, complementing the other ingredients nicely. I can also imagine grapes would be great in this salad. Enjoy on picnics, large gatherings, or as a side to your main meal like I did today.
 
broccoli salad