Broccoli Bacon Salad

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  • 4Servings
  • 30 mPrep Time
  • 20 mCook Time
  • 0 mReady In
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This lightly dressed, chilled broccoli salad is great for picnics, potlucks, and other casual get-togethers. The mayonnaise-free dressing adds a boost of bright flavor thanks to the fresh lemon juice and zest, while the crisp-tender broccoli and pumpkin seeds add a satisfying crunch.

If you have the time, make this recipe the night before. The extra time will allow the flavors to blend more thoroughly.

Ingredients

  • Dressing
  • Broccoli Salad

Step by step method

  • To make the 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 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.

  • In a large glass or other non-reactive 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 ingredients are thoroughly coated. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight before serving. Cover and reserve remaining dressing, as well.

  • Toss 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.

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Andrea

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My name is Andrea, and I am excited that you are here. I have a passion for cooking and baking that I want to share with you. I enjoy spending moments in the kitchen creating beautiful, easy, and nutritious recipes for my friends and family. There is nothing better than sharing a meal with the ones you love! I believe life…

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