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broccoli salad

Broccoli Salad, Made Healthy

  • Author: Marie Bostwick
  • Yield: 6 servings / 5 WW points per serving 1x


This isn’t your grandmother’s broccoli salad. With a few easy changes the unhealthy recipe she passed down to you becomes fresh and new while still tasting as yummy!



6 cups broccoli florets, cut to bite sized

6 pieces of bacon, cooked crisp and drained

1/2 red onion, diced

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup reduced sugar Crasins (dried cranberries)

1 cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt

2 T white wine vinegar

1 T white sugar


1 – Start by cooking the bacon. The best way to cook bacon is in the oven. I know, it sounds crazy. But it’s cleaner and you get a more even cook.

It’s simple. Heat oven to 400 degrees, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay out bacon in strips, not overlapping or touching.

Cook 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven. Voila!

bacon in oven cooking

Let the bacon cool, and dice.

2 – Combine diced bacon, red onion, sunflower seeds, chopped broccoli and Crasins in large bowl.

broccoli salad

3 – In separate bowl, place yogurt. You might consider straining the yogurt, the thicker the better. Whisk together with vinegar and sugar.

4 – Pour the yogurt glaze into the large bowl. I recommend chilling the salad for 30-60 minutes before serving, but it’s not required.