This broccoli salad isn't your typical salad as it's been remade without mayo or added sugar, but lighter and still just as delicious!
Broccoli salad is the perfect dish in the summer. It's hearty but not heavy. Enjoy it as a meal or serve it along side some grilled chicken. It's also easily adaptable so if you're not a fan of any of the veggies I included you can sub whatever you like. One difference I like to make sure to include is blanching the broccoli a bit. Just a few minutes in some salted boiling water will make the florets slightly tender but still provide the crunch typical of a broccoli salad. If your tummy can handle raw broccoli then just skip that step.
Easy summer recipes are what I crave lately and this is one I've been making for years. It's always a hit at any party. My original recipe calls for a honey yogurt dressing which is equally as good. 🙂
Typical Broccoli Salad dressing with mayonnaise is delicious and you could certainly sub the Greek yogurt I used but for a lighter in fat dressing full of flavor this is a winner!
- You can certainly make this without any sweetener or use honey if you like instead. Just taste and try and adjust from there.
- You don't have to blanch the broccoli florets but for me and my stomach, slightly cooked rather than raw is better and easier to digest.
- You can change out the Greek yogurt to be full fat instead of nonfat if you desire. This is a loose dressing not the same as it would typically appear or be when using mayonnaise. If you want a thick, cling to the veggies type dressing use a full fat Greek yogurt.
- Here's the link to my original Broccoli salad with Honey yogurt Dressing.
- The sugar grams are coming naturally from the tomatoes and yogurt.
Sugar-Free Mayo Free Broccoli Salad
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 cup English cucumber. sliced
- ½ cup sliced fennel
- ½ cup sliced red onion
- ½ cup shelled edamame
- ¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt nonfat
- ¼ cup erythritol or 1 tablespoon powdered stevia
- pepper to taste
- In a pot of boiling salted water, add broccoli florets for 3-4 minutes.
- Drain and rinse in ice water.
- Place the salad ingredients together in a serving bowl.
- In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients.
- Toss dressing with vegetables and refrigerate or enjoy immediately.
Thank you so much for this recipe. I love broccoli salad but wanted to get away from the mayo and my Dad is diabetic so this recipe popped up on my radar and I tried it yesterday. 1. I don't miss the mayo a bit because the vinegar and yogurt makes it taste so similar. 2. I left out the seeds as my father is allergic and we did not miss it. I can see me making a variety of salads following your recipe. Thank you!
I really want to get into raw broccoli, and this looks like a fantastic way to start. I don't eat dairy so I might try subbing the greek yoghurt for silken tofu or maybe even dijon mustard!
Thanks for the healthy and delicious looking recipe. I keep kosher and haven't been able to find white balsamic vinegar. Not even in Israel!!!! Can you suggest a substitute?
I think apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar would also work fine.
Now that I've read the recipe I will be makig for my dinner. Thanks!!
I was really excited to find this, as it’s a healthy to eat broccoli. It was tasty 🙂 I would like to keep eating it for most of the time. I would definitely make this for many people in relations who want sugar-free salad and the dressing is amazing!