Skinny Broccoli Salad
This lightened up Skinny Broccoli Salad gets a delicious crunch from the sunflower kernels and crisp broccoli, with a delicious healthy dressing made from Greek yogurt!
So after my post from the other day for that amazingly decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Pie, I figured a lighter recipe was in order.
I love Broccoli Salad. With such a healthy main ingredient, it only seems right that it be given an equally nutritious dressing to coat it in. Replacing the mayo with plain Greek yogurt bumps up the protein, yet cuts back on the unhealthy fats and calories. Plus, it tastes just as delicious!
I made this to go alongside some Ranch Turkey Burgers for dinner. It was a great Friday night, summer meal. All that was missing was a glass of Sangria. Recipe for that might be coming soon. 🙂
We are looking forward to having family come and visit us from the mainland in a couple of days. My son is so excited and keeps asking everyday if it’s time to go pick up his auntie. We are excited for our daughter to meet her auntie for the first time! Hawaii is a beautiful place to be stationed and we do love it here, but the distance is definitely a downside. But at least it’s a fun place to visit; when family can save up the funds. 🙂
I hope y’all have a lovely weekend! And if you’re grilling, try whipping up some Skinny Broccoli Salad to go with your meal. Enjoy!
Skinny Broccoli Salad
- 1 medium head of broccoli,, chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 cup red onion,, diced
- 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
- 1/4 cup raisins,, or 1 (1 oz) box
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 TB sugar
- 1 1/2 TB white vinegar
- 3-4 slices bacon,, cooked crisp and crumbled
- Combine broccoli, sunflower kernels, raisins, and bacon in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Stir together Greek yogurt, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour over the top of broccoli mixture and stir evenly to coat.
- Tastes great when served immediately. If you need to refrigerate it for later, you may want to prepare a bit more of the dressing to add in case it gets a little dry.
Hi there, I have been making the more fattening variation of this recipe for years, but I love this skinny recipe now! What I have always done is “blanch” the raw broccoli in boiling water for only about thirty seconds and then remove with a strainer and cool immediately in ice water to stop the cooking process. Then drain very well. The broccoli turns bright green, is still extremely crunchy but the blanching seems to remove any bitterness that sometimes occurs with broccoli that is picked too soon. It’s also a good way to remove any contaminants that might be there that have been picked up during processing. Enjoy!
Sooo good! And guilt free!
This sounds like a great idea for a diet dinner. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe. I’ll give it a shot tonight.
I love how simple you have made this recipe. I am going to try this tonight.
This is such an awesome recipe! It’s a nice change from heavy mayo-based dressing. I am trying to eat healthier with the holidays approaching, so this makes for the perfect lunch to stay on track. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This looks so great! I have a big bag of fresh broccoli to use and I’m going to give this a try this weekend. I’ve had a similar salad in the past that I loved so i’m excited to give this a try!
Yum such a great way to eat more broccoli, we love to use broccoli slaw since the treetops get a little thick.
I have a broccoli salad recipe that I love but it really isn’t healthy at all so I really appreciate this healthier version!
This is a great salad! I’d serve it with so many different meals! So good!
Great tasting salad with tons of textures and attitude. Awesome.
I love how easy this recipe is!