Healthy Broccoli Salad

This simple 10 minute Healthy Broccoli Salad is so easy to whip together for your summer barbecue or potluck and is loaded with flavor!!

You know when you go to a summer bbq and there’s a table designated to the non-grilled items? The salads, pasta salads, condiments, drinks, desserts, and drum roll please… broccoli salad!!

Healthy Broccoli Salad

I’m going to admit something right here right now. I never used to load my plate with the broccoli salad. Sure, I’d take a few polite florets, but I’d munch away obligatorily before I chow down on the good stuff.

I’m about to change the game, y’all. I’m about to present to you a broccoli salad that will get people excited. That will blow your mind. That will have you coming back for seconds and win friends along the way.

Healthy Broccoli Salad

This is the most delicious and flavorful broccoli salad that will make you feel proud to bring it to the potluck. I made it during the day and had it for lunch… and again for dinner. I loved how light and flavorful it was. I loved how healthy and superior I felt. I loved how each bite was the perfect play between sweet and tangy and creamy and hearty.

Anyway, I hope you guys love this Healthy Broccoli Salad as much as I do! Let’s make it! Cook the bacon and set it aside on a plate lined with a paper towel.

Healthy Broccoli Salad

The key to this salad is cutting your broccoli florets prettayy small. Like wayyy small. There’s nothing worse than a giant broccoli floret that takes you five bites to get through. You want your broccoli pieces to be so small you can fit a small piece of broccoli, some nuts, bacon, dried cranberries, all in one bite. You want that flavor pow. Maybe even SMALLER than what you’re seeing in that picture.Small broccoli bites, I’m telling you. This is the secret to life.

Place all the broccoli pieces in a bowl and add the finely chopped onion, dried cranberries, chopped bacon, and chopped pistachios.

Healthy Broccoli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad

In a smaller bowl, whisk together the whole milk yogurt (Greek or non-dairy yogurt works too), agave nectar (honey, coconut nectar, or maple syrup are also good options), lemon juice, pressed garlic, salt, and pepper.

Pour the yogurt dressing on top of the broccoli salad and fold everything together to combine. Let me tell you, don’t rush this step. You want to fold and fold and fold, girlfriend. You want all those broccoli leaves and pieces to be completely coated, so have some patience and make sure everything is nice and combined.

Healthy Broccoli Salad

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Healthy Broccoli Salad

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This simple 10 minute Healthy Broccoli Salad is so easy to whip together for your summer barbecue or potluck and is loaded with flavor!!


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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut in very small pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon and set it aside on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  2. Cut the broccoli into small bites. This is the secret to this recipe! Small bites are better!
  3. Place all the broccoli pieces in a bowl and add the finely chopped onion, dried cranberries, chopped bacon, and chopped pistachios.
  4. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the whole milk yogurt (Greek or non-dairy yogurt works too), agave nectar (honey, coconut nectar, or maple syrup are also good options), lemon juice, pressed garlic, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the yogurt dressing on top of the broccoli salad and fold everything together to combine.
  6. You want all those broccoli leaves and pieces to be completely coated, so have some patience and make sure everything is nice and combined.
  7. Enjoy!

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Enjoy!! xo

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