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Lightened Up Broccoli Salad

September 11, 2018

We’ve all been to a picnic on a hot day: family reunion, church get-together, school field trip, you name it. There are a few dishes that always seem to make an appearance, and broccoli salad is one of them. The big difference between this salad and that salad is that this one is a bit lighter, more refreshing, and easier on the waistline!

Lightened Up Broccoli Picnic Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

You know that broccoli salad your aunt (or cousin/grandpa/sibling) always brought to family get-togethers? The one with the thick mayo dressing that tasted amazing but you knew had about a zillion calories? Well, here’s a lightened up version for you to enjoy!

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salad, Veggies
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: Honestly Alyssa
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup onion OR shallot, small dice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries OR golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup roasted pepitas
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • salt and pepper
Optional: 1/4-1/3 cup crumbled bacon or eggplant “bacon”
  1. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, honey, white wine vinegar, and ground mustard. Whisk to combine, ensuring there are no lumps. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. To a large mixing bowl, add the chopped broccoli, onion, pepitas, cranberries or raisins, and dressing. Mix well, and serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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