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Friday, July 17, 2015

{Broccoli Salad with Lemon Honey Yogurt Dressing}

Broccoli Salad is one of my all time favorite summer pot luck salads.  I seriously carve this salad in the summer time, it is that good! 

However I have never been a big fan of the large amounts of mayo and sugar that make up the dressing! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and created a healthier salad that features Greek yogurt as the dressing base instead of mayo and subs in honey for the white sugar.  Dijon mustard and lemon juice help add that zing that we are used to in this traditional summer salad!  Dried cherries add sweetness while almonds provide crunch - delicious! 

I made my broccoli salad last week and enjoyed it as a side dish with multiple meals!  Serve this broccoli salad alongside your favorite grilled meat or fish (I served with fresh Canadian Walleye that Derek had caught) or toss some chickpeas into the salad and eat for a light Summer lunch!  Or make a big batch and take to your next Summer party, this salad will be a crowd pleaser! 

Broccoli Salad with Lemon Honey Yogurt Dressing
Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Serves 4-6 - Depending on Serving Size 

1 Head Broccoli - Chopped into Small Pieces 
1 Bag Broccoli Slaw 
1/4 Cup Red Onion Chopped 
1- 6 Oz Container Fage 0% Greek Yogurt 
1 Tablespoon Honey 
Juice and Zest from one Lemon 
2 Teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar 
2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard 
1/3 Cup Sliced Almonds 
1/4 Cup Dried Cherries 

1- In a large bowl toss together broccoli, broccoli slaw, onion, cherries and almonds.  Set aside. 
2- In a large measuring cup combine Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lemon Juice and Zest, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Dijon Mustard.  Whisk together until well combined. 
3- Pour dressing over salad and toss until salad is evenly covered with dressing.  Serve immediately or chill for an hour before serving. 

Check out these other delicious Summer salad recipes from around the web!