Low Carb Greek Yogurt Broccoli Salad! A deliciously sweet salad with crunchy broccoli, bacon and more! The perfect warm weather salad that’s higher in protein and good for you. Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Growing up, we always had a summer block party with neighbors and friends. My Mom was in charge of organizing the event which meant I was recruited to help make ALL THE FOOD. One of those foods was this amazing broccoli cauliflower salad.
I think it was Aunt’s recipe, but don’t quote me on this. Anyway… this salad was sooo tasty good. Loaded with mayo and basically, a pound of sugar. Hey… no wonder if was so good!
By the way, this was the only way I ever ate mayo in my life. Who wouldn’t with a pound of sugar to devour the taste?
But I digress… the salad was not healthy in any way shape or form. I mean yes it had vegetables, but the amount of fat and sugar negated any benefit from eating the vegetables. The good news though. I have a healthier way for you to make this goodie!
Low Carb Greek Yogurt Broccoli Salad
Introducing Low Carb Greek Yogurt Broccoli Salad! Made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo so it’s higher in protein and lower in fat.
And instead of adding a pound of white sugar like my family recipe had, I added a touch of powdered stevia. Stevia is very sweet so a little goes a long way and it added the perfect amount of sweetness to the salad.
But wait… there’s more. BACON! Oh, yes bacon for healthier fat. We need a little fat to absorb the nutrients from the broccoli and it adds the perfect salty crunch. A great contrast to a crisp, cold salad. Everything goes better with bacon. Am I right?
What You Need
- Red Onion
- Sunflower Seeds
- Greek Yogurt
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Serve the salad well chilled! The longer it sits, the better it is because it’s had more time to absorb the flavors from the Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar and stevia. Whether you’re making the broccoli salad for an event or family dinner, I recommend making it the night before. That way the flavors have plenty of time to mingle.
If you’re Paleo or Vegan, you have a few options for substituting the Greek yogurt. You can do a coconut yogurt or almond yogurt. Be careful with these though. Many of them have a lot of added sugar. There are a few varieties out there that don’t have added sugar so real those food labels! You could also do a Whole30 compliant mayo (for Paleo) like Primal Kitchen.
For the sugar, I prefer the powdered stevia but you can also substitute coconut sugar. I don’t recommend other sugars due to how they impact cravings and blood sugar.
Okay enough chatting, let’s eat!
Healthy Greek Yogurt Broccoli Salad
Healthy Greek Yogurt Broccoli Salad! A deliciously sweet salad with crunchy broccoli, bacon and more! The perfect warm weather salad that's higher in protein and good for you. Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Low Carb
If making the bacon, cook at 350 F on a foil lined baking sheet 10-12 minutes. Cool then chop for the salad.
Roughly chop the cooked bacon and add to a bowl with the broccoli and sliced red onion.
In a blender, blend the Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar and stevia.
Pour the Greek yogurt mixture over the broccoli mixture. Stir to combine evenly among the veggies. Sprinkle the sunflower seeds on top.
Store the broccoli salad in the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy!
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