As you well know by now, I’ve got to watch my blood sugar. I come from a long line of people with diabetes. I have to watch my blood sugar like a hawk. My numbers are kept super tight. A fasting of under 95 and under no circumstances am I allowed to let me sugars get above 120. And I’ve been taken off my medication, which I’m both THRILLED about and pissed about because it means an even STRICTER diet. If you know ANYTHING about diabetes, you know that this basically means I can eat air. And that’s about it. If you aren’t insulin resistant in any way and have perfectly working beta cells, you can probably pull off those numbers while eating a banana split everyday. Us beta-cell-handicapped cannot. I can’t eat half a cup of plain yogurt with blueberries on top without spiking higher than that.
Finding things I can shove in my face that aren’t cheese or meat has become increasingly difficult. So I was totally thrilled when I found this recipe buried in “never tried this” pile. I’m pretty sure I got this at my county fair a few years back. The extension office was giving away free recipe booklet things and I think I snagged this one up.
First ya take some sour cream
And add in some ranch dressing mix and some mayo. I used miracle whip for this cause I thought it might give it a little bit more zing.
Now chop up some broccoli
And some cauliflower
And throw them both in a large bowl. Now throw in some frozen peas, too.
Toss the veggies together a bit, add a couple of chopped green onions, and dump the sour cream mixture on top of it an mix the crap out of it.
Chill it in the fridge overnight to gather flavor and top with bacon bits before serving.
The verdict: It was pretty damn good.
Honestly, I would buck up the ranch a little bit next time just to give it more flavor and funny enough maybe try regular mayo. The miracle whip didn’t really seem to add any zip to it.
But this is a good recipe for anybody really, especially if you are looking for a sort of primal or diabetic friendly recipe. Ok, yeah, it has mayo, which isn’t “primal” but it’s not the worst splurge ever. Tons of fiber, raw, pretty damn healthy!
Broccoli Cauliflower Pea Salad
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch cauliflower
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 10 oz package frozen peas
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup mayo
3 TB ranch dressing mix, dry
Chop broccoli and cauliflower into bite size pieces. Toss with green onions and peas.
In separate bowl, mix sour cream, mayo and dry dressing together. Add to the vegetables, stirring to coat.
Before serving, top with bacon bits.