Mayo-Free Broccoli Bacon Salad
This lightly dressed broccoli salad is great for picnics, potlucks, and other casual get-togethers. The mayo-free dressing adds a boost of flavor thanks to the fresh lemon juice and zest, while the crisp-tender broccoli adds a satisfying crunch.
Prep Time
15-20minutes
Passive Time
30minutes to overnight
Prep Time
15-20minutes
Passive Time
30minutes to overnight
Ingredients
Broccoli Salad
Instructions
  1. To make the broccoli bacon salad dressing, combine the Greek yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and zest in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Toss chilled broccoli bacon salad with remaining dressing right before serving, or serve on the side for those who prefer a little extra dressing.

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