Healthy Broccoli Salad

4.8 from 4 reviews

No mayo or bacon cause heart healthy, easy and tasty broccoli salad is here. With cranberries, toasted nuts and seeds, and easy yogurt dressing.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook + Stove
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 1 lb broccoli, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup favourite nuts, chopped (I used pecans)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (2%+ fat)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion flakes or powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste


  1. In a large salad bowl, add broccoli, pepper, raisins, yogurt, vinegar, onion flakes, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  2. Preheat large skillet on low-medium heat, add nuts and seeds; toast until browned a bit and fragrant, stirring frequently.
  3. Add to the bowl with other ingredients, stir and adjust peppers to taste if necessary.

Store: Refrigerate covered with plastic wrap for up to 2 days. 


Double the recipe for a potluck. Add a cup of cooked chicken one time – you will be glad you did.

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