Broccoli and Mandarin Orange Salad

Broccoli and Mandarin Orange Salad
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Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Emily Weeks, RDN, LD.
Crunchy, sweet, and tangy, this refreshing broccoli and mandarin orange salad can satisfy multiple food cravings at once. This diabetes-friendly recipe makes a great side dish to dinner or a fresh lunch.
Try pairing this dish with slow-roasted citrus cod for a heart-healthy meal.
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    ¾ cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    ¾ cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 160

  • Total Fat 13g
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 110mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 8g
    • Added Sugars 2g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 260mg
  • Phosphorus 55mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 1/2 Fat



  • grapefruit (Juice from 1/2 grapefruit)
  • shallots (small diced)
    1 small
  • olive oil
    1/4 cup
  • champagne vinegar
    1 tbsp
  • honey
    2 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • Pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • broccoli (chopped into small florets)
    4 cup
  • Canned, No Sugar Added Mandarin Oranges (drained)
    15 oz
  • Toasted Pecans (chopped)
    1/4 cup


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the grapefruit juice, shallot, olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.

  2. Add broccoli and mandarin oranges, stir gently so as to not break up the oranges. Sprinkle with pecans.