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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!

Makes 7 ( 1 cup) servings 

What do you put in this Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad?

  • Broccoli florets
  • 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, unsweetened almond or skim milk, 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
  • A handful of craisins, optional

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ( .5 oz.) dry ranch dressing packet 
  • 1/2 cup Kraft light mayo 
  • 1 cup non fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or skim milk
  • 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, unsweetened almond or skim milk, 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. Garnish with craisins, for additional points.
  6. Store in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

Makes 7 ( 1 cup) servings 

3-4 PersonalPoints™ per serving*  

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

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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
  • handful of craisins, optional

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 ( .5 oz.) dry ranch dressing packet 
  • 1/2 cup Kraft light mayo 
  • 1 cup non fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or skim milk
  • 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, unsweetened almond or skim milk, 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. Garnish with handful of craisins, if desired for addtional points.
    6. Store in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

    Makes 7 ( 1 cup) servings 

    3-4 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan

Notes

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

What other ingredients could I add to this salad?

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

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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

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

 

Ellen

Saturday 12th of February 2022

I made this today but used the wrong yogurt. I used greek yogurt. Should I add something to thin it out or leave as is?

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Saturday 18th of September 2021

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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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