Broccoli Slaw Lightened Up

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 in a brown pyrex bowl

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.

Broccoli Slaw in a white bowl

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!

Broccoli slaw on white plates

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 on white plate
Broccoli Slaw in a brown pyrex bowl

Broccoli Slaw Lightened Up

This recipe is based of the traditional broccoli slaw, but updated with match stick broccoli pieces and a lightened up salad dressing.
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, lightenen up, potluck, salad, yogurt
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 Servings
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1679mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g


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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 #bbq #salad #lowcarb |
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  1. Thank you for the recipe of colourful and beautiful looking salad 😀 I would sprinkle pine nuts over instead of sun flower seeds which I don’t have it at the moment.

  2. I love the switch from mayo to Greek yogurt. So much healthier and I know that I like the flavor better as well. I’ll need to whip up a batch of this for upcoming potlucks.

  3. I love your fun new version of broccoli slaw. My boys love the fact that you added bacon, that is according to teenagers its own food group, BTW. I so wish they had broccoli slaw already prepared here in Hong Kong like they have in the States but no such luck on that…

  4. This looks delicious. I love broccoli slaw and make it regularly throughout the summer months. A lighter version is perfect with the yogurt.

  5. This looks so great and so healthy. It’s the perfect side for a summer BBQ! I love slaw of every kind!

  6. ummm YUM! I love broccoli salad and I love broccoli slaw – I really love that you put those two and two together. I don’t like raisins either, and I would have used cranberries too. I am totally craving this salad now!

  7. Your makeover is amazing! Lovely photos and your using one of my favorite salad makers. Broccoli slaw is so good as a base for salads. I love what you’ve done with it!

  8. What a colorful salad! I saw someone use a spiralizer to make shreds from the broccoli stalk, but since I don’t have one I’d use the bagged salad, too. Plus as you mention there’s the bonus cabbage and carrots.

  9. Your photos are gorgeous as always! Love this recipe and as soon as it warms up, I’ll add this to a menu that involves the grill. It’ looks light but full of flavor. And, thanks for sharing your idea to use the slaw in a stir-fry…that’s brilliant.

    Send us some of your CA sunshine when you can! 🙂