This Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe with No Mayo is so easy and delicious! Made with fresh ingredients and a tangy homemade dressing, it’s the perfect side dish, guaranteed to be a huge hit at your next summer BBQ, potluck or just when you want a hearty and healthy salad to go with dinner.
2lgheads of broccolirinsed and broken into florets
6slicesbaconcooked crispy and crumbled
salt and fresh ground pepperto taste
⅓cuppumpkin seedstoasted, unsalted
To make the broccoli salad dressing, combine the Greek yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and zest in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
Add the raw broccoli florets to a large, microwave-safe dish and add 2-3 T. water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes, or until florets are crisp tender. (Check after 3 minutes and adjust cooking times accordingly).
Remove from microwave and drain excess liquid. Set aside, uncovered, and allow steamed florets to cool. You may even want to place it in an ice bath or super cold water to stop the cooking process.
In a large bowl, combine the red onion, broccoli, crumbled bacon, and fresh parsley. Toss gently to combine.
Top with ½ Greek yogurt dressing and toss again until broccoli mixture is thoroughly coated. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight before serving. Cover and reserve remaining dressing, as well.
Mix the chilled salad with remaining dressing right before serving or serve on the side for those who prefer a little extra dressing. Sprinkle with the toasted pumpkin seeds right before serving to keep them crunchy.
*1 tablespoon of honey contains up to 17 grams of carbs, or approximately 4¼ grams per serving. If this is too high for your needs, you can use a very small amount of stevia powder or liquid as a substitute.