Do you need a delicious side dish for your next get-together? This Broccoli Salad is one of my favorites! This simple & classic salad is made with bacon, cranberries, cheddar cheese, and a homemade yogurt dressing. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time.

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This Broccoli Salad has only a few delicious ingredients, including bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, broccoli, and my favorite Greek yogurt. For extra flavor and color, don’t forget to add the dried cranberries; I love the sweetness they add to this salad.

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Ingredients needed for healthy broccoli salad

Enjoying a bowl of Broccoli Salad is like having a party in your mouth! This classic side dish has 10 delicious ingredients:

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  • Bacon
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Diced red onion
  • Fresh broccoli
  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt & pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Dried cranberries

How to make broccoli salad dressing

The best part of this salad is the homemade yogurt dressing: mix 1 cup of non-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/8 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons ground pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice for a delicious combination!

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Perfect for any get-together, your guests will love the refreshing taste of this simple yet flavorful side dish.

Assembling this healthy broccoli salad recipe

When making a delicious classic Broccoli Salad, the next step after washing the broccoli is to cook the bacon.

Once it’s nice and crispy (everyone’s favorite part!), mix in some dried cranberries and cheddar cheese to ensure your dish has a little sweetness, saltiness, and crunch.

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Don’t forget to mix up some homemade yogurt dressing, too – it’ll make all these ingredients come alive!

overhead shot glass bowl with salad ingredients; bacon, purple onion cheese and broccoli and dressing

Mix it all, and you have a fantastic Broccoli Salad that’s sure to be everyone’s favorite side dish at your next get-together. Enjoy!

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Optional add-ins

Consider adding sunflower seeds, other nuts, raisins, and grapes for an even more delicious Broccoli Salad!

This salad is packed with flavor – bacon, cranberries, and cheddar cheese – but these tasty additions are sure to amp it up a notch. Plus, the contrasting textures of sunflower seeds and nuts provide added crunch, while the sweetness of the raisins or grapes will help balance the rich, salty flavors.

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Easy salad is excellent for any meal.

Satisfy your craving for healthy and delicious food with a classic Broccoli Salad. This yummy and healthy side dish perfectly accompanies any lunch or dinner and pairs wonderfully with chicken, steak, pork, or fish.

I love having this salad on the go, + it’s one of my favorites to take to the pool over the summer.

Whether you’re having a backyard BBQ or just looking for a tasty side dish for dinner tonight, I recommend giving this classic Broccoli Salad a try – you won’t regret it!

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And if you want to mix things up, there are plenty of other ingredients you can add to the salad to make it your own. Try this classic recipe the next time you’re looking for a healthy side dish.

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Broccoli Salad

Servings: 10 1 cup servings
Calories: 210 kcal
This Broccoli Salad is one of my favorites! This simple recipe is made with bacon, cranberries, cheddar cheese, and a homemade dressing.


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 7 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • Place your bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook it for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown, then transfer it onto absorbent paper towels. Give the strips some time to cool before you crumble them.
  • Combined crumbled bacon, broccoli, cheese, onion, and dried cranberries into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, and, lemon juice; pour over the salad and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 10gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 489mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 576IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 178mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I love broccoli salad and have been looking for a new recipe. I will definitely be making this one here very soon!

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