There is nothing skinny tasting about this Skinny Broccoli Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing! It’s loaded with chunks of apples, fresh blueberries, and dressed in a poppy seed dressing that’s been sweetened with honey.
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Sometimes it takes an act of congress for me to eat my vegetables. Seriously. I mean, I have come a long way, from where I used to be.
I have always eaten lettuce, it’s the one green vegetable that I will totally eat, every time. The others though, I’m ify.
I lucked out with kids that will eat almost anything that you put in front of them. They did not get that after me!
This Skinny Broccoli Salad is a quick summer salad that is loaded with sweet, crunchy, and savory aspects!
It all starts with the broccoli.
I only use the florets in this salad. Some people tend to shy away from the stems of broccoli, so I find it best to just cut the florets right at the top, off the stems with a vegetable knife.
Subbing the berries out:
You can totally sub out the blueberries for strawberries (I would half these.) I have also made this with seedless red grapes! It gives a nice burst of flavor. If the grapes are too large, I will usually slice those in half.
Other additions that are tasty include:
- sunflower seeds
- dried cranberries
- chopped bacon
Out of greek yogurt?
Fat free or lite sour cream is an option. Just know that you want get that same little boost of protein you get from the Greek yogurt.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes – I make it the day before or morning of. This will keep in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
Any longer than that and it will start to get soggy.
Hey, just a little update…I made this but subbed the blueberries with red grapes…So good!
It’s a nice sweet twist, compared to the blueberries. I also have tried this with a granny smith apple with those grapes. Yum!
Try mixing and matching the fruits to your liking.
Here are some more great salad recipes:
- Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
- Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apple, Bacon and Cranberries with a Citrus Dressing.
- Balsamic Chicken & Spinach Salad
- Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
Poppy Seed Dressing
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt, plain
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 pounds broccoli florets
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 large apple, diced
- Mix together the ingredients for the dressing, and set aside. In a large bowl toss together the broccoli, blueberries and apples. Pour the dressing over the top,and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least and hour prior to serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 21gProtein: 7g