Broccoli, Bocconcini & Chicken Salad

Broccoli, Bocconcini & Chicken Salad

Bocconcini, semi-soft unripened fresh mozzarella cheese, are salt free and are a great addition to this fresh and flavourful steamed broccoli salad. Flavour is heightened with the fall herbs thyme, rosemary and sage. This gorgeous salad is delicious and has fewer calories, fat and sodium compared to the popular broccoli salad laden with mayonnaise, bacon & cheese.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) broccoli, stalks and florets, sliced
  • 1 pkg bocconcini pearls, 24% MF, (fresh mozzarella), drained
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups (500 mL) carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) red onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) raisins
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) paprika
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) thyme, fresh
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) rosemary, fresh, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sage, fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) black pepper, freshly ground
  1. Slice broccoli stalks into rounds. Separate heads into florettes. Steam until tender crisp and still bright green. You can also make this salad with raw broccoli if you prefer. Add to large salad bowl.

  2. Shred the cooked chicken and add to bowl.

  3. Grate carrots and mince onion and toss into salad bowl along with the raisins and bocconcini.

  4. Add sugar, olive oil, red wine vinegar, paprika, thyme leaves, minced rosemary and sage, minced garlic, salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Bocconcini are available in a variety of sizes of balls and here the “pearls” are used.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 225 g serving Amount
  • Calories 290
  • Protein 24 g
  • Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbohydrate 17 g
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 190 mg
  • Per 225 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 18
  • Calcium 20
  • Iron 8
  • Vitamin A 150
  • Vitamin C 140
  • Vitamin B6 18
  • Vitamin B12 8
  • Folate 30
  • Magnesium 16
  • Zinc 11

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