This favorite potluck broccoli slaw salad got a makeover! Lightened up dressing and instead of using broccoli florets, shredded broccoli slaw is used in this dish!
Broccoli Slaw Salad
The sun is staying bright well into the evening, and today it’s predicted to hit the high 70’s! These are all indications that summer is around the corner!
I never wish my days away, but I sure do look forward to the summer months when everyone seems to be a little more relaxed.
Maybe schedules ease up and the extra vitamin D you get from the sun helps with those that have stressful lives or jobs.
Well, we all have some type of stressors, but sunshine, picnics and beach days puts all that at bay, don’t you think?
I thought I would start the first of May by sharing a favorite salad that I’m certain you’ve eaten at a potluck or two.
I believe this salad has graced every church and school fundraiser cookbook!
Broccoli salad is one of those dishes that everyone LOVES.
Easy broccoli salad recipe
Buy prepared broccoli slaw when you can and use it for stir-fry, as a side dish or eat it as a pasta replacement like I showed you when I made these Turkey Meatballs.
It’s super convenient to open up the bag and have perfectly chopped broccoli, but wait, there is a bonus!
This slaw comes packed with red cabbage and carrots too!
This broccoli slaw is based from the classic recipe with a couple of modifications.
First, the amount mayonnaise is cut in half and replaced with Greek yogurt (I know you aren’t surprised!).
Next, instead of raisins, since I’m not a fan of them, I plumped up dried cranberries!
What to serve with broccoli slaw
This recipe has it all; sweet, salt, tang and crunch in each bite! Perfect side dish to add to your BBQ!
How about serving this salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon Burgers from The Foodie Affair
Oven Fried Chicken from Eating Well
Slow Cooker Beer and Garlic Brats from The Magical Slow Cooker
Broccoli Slaw Lightened Up
- 4 cups prepared broccoli slaw
- 4 slices cooked bacon chopped
- 1/2 cup red onions diced
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt plain
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise you can use light
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries plumped in warm water for 10 minutes, then drained
- sunflower seeds optional
- Place broccoli slaw in a medium bowl and set aside. Plump cranberries by steeping them in warm water for about 10 minutes. Drain water.
- In a small bowl, whisk together, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, apple cider, sugar, and salt. Fold into broccoli slaw. Add cranberries. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.
- When ready to serve, add bacon. Top with sunflower seeds or serve on the side.
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