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Food For Thought: Broccoli and Everything Salad

April 22nd, 2013

Food for Thought, brought to you by the Oregon State Student Health Services Dietitian Lynn Cordes, MS, RD, LD and OSU dietetic intern Sherry Farley

Your taste buds will love the flavor combinations of this simple, crunchy salad. An added benefit is that it will fill you up with lots of great nutrients- vitamin A, C, and zinc just to name a few- without adding extra calories! It makes a great snack, side salad, or add extra to your plate and make it a delicious and nutritious meal.




Food Hero Recipe


  • 3 cups raw broccoli, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins
  • 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked ham, chicken or turkey
  • 1⁄4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1⁄4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar


  1. In a large bowl mix together broccoli, carrot, celery, raisins, onion and meat.
  2. Mix together mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar and vinegar in a separate bowl.
  3. Add mayonnaise mixture to salad and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
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