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Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad

This Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad is packed with broccoli, bacon, red onions, sunflower seeds and tossed together with a creamy ranch dressing!! The combination of all the flavors makes this Broccoli Salad irresistible!

Servings: Makes 7 ( 1 cup) servings 

myWW Green, Blue, and Purple: 4 SmartPoints per serving

 

What do you put in this Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad?

  • Broccoli
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Red onion
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Shredded cheese 

The combination of these ingredients make for a tasty salad. I occasionally will add a few dried cranberries for added sweetness and to balance out the salt and vinegar of the sunflower seeds and the dressing.  

 

However-this salad can be made with many variations. Here are additional ingredients that you can use in this creamy broccoli salad recipe:

  • Cubed cheese
  • Dried cranberries
  • Raisins
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • White onion rather than red onion 

 

How do I make this Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad?

Cut broccoli into bite size pieces. 

In a large mixing bowl combine broccoli pieces, red onion, sunflower seeds and cheese.

To make the dressing: In a small bow combine, mayonnaise, vinegar, dry ranch mix, salt, sweetener, and yogurt. Whisk until well combined.

Pour dressing over broccoli salad mix.

Toss until all ingredients are well combined. 

Sprinkle with cooked bacon crumbles. 

Toss just before serving. 

Store leftovers in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

 

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 heads of broccoli, or about 5 cups, cut into bite size pieces 
  • 8 slices center cut bacon or Hormel precooked bacon, cooked and crumbled 
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed ( I use Velveeta Shreds)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced 
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ( .5 oz.) dry ranch dressing packet 
  • 1/2 cup Kraft light mayo 
  • 1 cup non fat plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar 
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch of sugar sweetener ( I use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener)

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine broccoli pieces, red onion, sunflower seeds and cheese.
  2. Meanwhile make the dressing: In a small bow combine, mayonnaise, vinegar, dry ranch mix, salt, sweetener, and yogurt. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour dressing over broccoli salad mix. Toss until all ingredients are well combined. 
  4. Sprinkle with cooked bacon crumbles. Toss just before serving. 
  5. Store in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

Servings: Makes 7 ( 1 cup) servings 

myWW Green, Blue, and Purple: 4 SmartPoints per serving

Yield: 7

Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad

Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad

This Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad is packed with broccoli, bacon, red onions, sunflower seeds and tossed together with a creamy ranch dressing!! The combination of all the flavors makes this Broccoli Salad irresistible!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 heads of broccoli, or about 5 cups, cut into bite size pieces 
  • 8 slices center cut bacon or Hormel precooked bacon, cooked and crumbled 
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed ( I use Velveeta Shreds)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced 
  • 1/4 cup dry and roasted sunflower seeds

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 ( .5 oz.) dry ranch dressing packet 
  • 1/2 cup Kraft light mayo 
  • 1 cup non fat plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar 
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch of sugar sweetener ( I use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener)

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl combine broccoli pieces, red onion, sunflower seeds and cheese.
    2. Meanwhile make the dressing: In a small bow combine, mayonnaise, vinegar, dry ranch mix, salt, sweetener, and yogurt. Whisk until well combined.
    3. Pour dressing over broccoli salad mix. Toss until all ingredients are well combined. 
    4. Sprinkle the salad with cooked bacon crumbles. Toss just before serving. 
    5. Store in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

    Servings: Makes 7 ( 1 cup) servings 

    myWW Green, Blue, and Purple: 4 SmartPoints per serving

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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Janelle

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

This is the quintessential summer salad that I thought I'd never eat again because of all the calories and fat! Happy me!

Lynn

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Absolutely delicious!! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!!

Eraj Siddiqui

Sunday 16th of February 2020

Wow! great recipe

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