Tasty, Healthy, Filling Broccoli Salad

This Healthy Broccoli Salad is loaded with fresh broccoli, juicy grapes, red onion, crunchy sunflower seeds and raisins all tossed with a delicious zesty honey dijon dressing made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo!  Makes a great spring, summer or fall salad that you can enjoy any time! 
Tasty, Healthy, Filling Broccoli Salad

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Broccoli – this is the star of the dish and you’ll need about 5 cups of raw broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces, about 2 small heads of broccoli
  • Greek yogurt – we are swapping out the mayonnaise for some plain Greek yogurt to make this a much healthier salad!  You can of course use mayo instead if you prefer or almond milk yogurt if dairy-free
  • Dijon mustard – this gives such a delicious zippy flavor and helps to balance out that strong Greek yogurt taste
  • Apple cider vinegar – this adds a nice tangy flavor
  • Honey – adds a little sweetness without using any refined sugar, you could also substitute with maple syrup
  • Lemon juice – adds a fresh pop of flavor and brightens up this whole salad
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mix-ins – I used a mixture of chopped red onion, raisins, red grapes and sunflower seeds for a good crunch, but you could also add in some carrots, cooked bacon (or bacon bits), chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or cashews, dried cranberries, dried cherries, or even some shredded sharp cheddar cheese!

How to Make Healthy Broccoli Salad

I love how quick this salad takes to throw together with just a few simple steps!

  1. Chop your veggies.  Wash and chop the broccoli into bite-size florets, chop the red onion and slice the red grapes
  2. Make the dressing.  In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon juice and salt/pepper until creamy and smooth.  Feel free to add a touch of olive oil or water if you want a thinner consistency.
  3. Combine everything!  Mix together all the chopped broccoli and rest of the ingredients for this salad in a large bowl then toss together with the creamy Greek yogurt dressing until everything is nicely coated.  Taste the salad and season with additional salt and pepper, as needed.
  4. Let chill.  You’ll want to let this salad chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to 24 hours so that the broccoli really soaks up that delicious dressing and everything is more flavorful!  Give it a good stir again before serving.

Prepping and Storage

I always love making this fresh broccoli salad the night before I’m serving it so that the broccoli can really soak up the dressing which makes it so much more flavorful!  If you aren’t making this the night before, I suggest letting it chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.  This broccoli salad will last in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days.