Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad

by Elenor Craig
Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad

This Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad is one of my all-time favorite easy recipes! That’s because it has every desirable element covered: crunchy, creamy, fresh, tangy and sweet.

I love that the broccoli remains raw. I don’t think I would ever enjoy eating a raw, plain piece of broccoli, but when chopped finely and topped with a delicious dressing, it becomes mouth-watering.

This salad has many layers of texture, including crispy bacon bits and slivered almonds, chewy craisins and the nice freshness of grapes.

This Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad recipe could be a great way to get veggie-phobes to eat their greens. Raw greens at that! No need to worry about the dressing, as it is made lighter here by using half mayo and half yogurt. A touch of maple syrup for sweetness, rather than sugar.

Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad is a great side dish that has all the best elements: crunchy, creamy, tangy and sweet. Packed full of great ingredients like craisins, slivered almonds, and crunchy raw broccoli. The dressing is made lighter by using half mayo, half yogurt and a touch of maple syrup.

Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad

Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad

Elenor CraigElenor Craig
Easy Crunchy And Fresh Broccoli Salad. Packed full of crunchy, creamy, tangy and sweet ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 268 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For The Salad:

  • 1 head broccoli
  • ½ cup grapes sliced
  • ½ cup turkey bacon bits cooked (or just crumbled bacon)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds (or sunflower seeds)
  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped

For The Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1 pinch pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Tear the broccoli florets into small pieces. Discard the stalks (or chop them to blend into green smoothies. Or give to the rabbits in your backyard!)
  • Mix up the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the broccoli. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle over the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 330mgPotassium: 552mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 692IUVitamin C: 91mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2mg
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