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Broccoli Salad with Cranberries

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This broccoli salad without mayo is the best broccoli salad for picnics and parties! Made with cranberries, bacon, and sliced almonds, its packed with flavor and texture in each bite! It is an easy side dish with tons of flavor that everyone will be begging for the recipe!
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Broccoli salad is an addictive and fun side dish full of great color, texture, and flavor. Made with broccoli, perfectly cooked bacon, sweet dried cranberries, sliced almonds and sliced red onion for great texture and flavor in every bite.

This. Stuff. Is. Delicious. The greek yogurt dressing starts out kind of dry, so you need to let it rest in the fridge for a bit, but by the time its ready to eat its marinated to perfection.

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What do you need to make broccoli salad without mayo

Gather these supplies before you start mixing:

  • Raw Broccoli – don’t substitute with frozen or canned, use fresh
  • Red Onion – sliced thin
  • Bacon – cooked until just crispy and crumbled
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sliced Almonds

Broccoli salad dressing ingredients:

  • Greek Yogurt – get plain
  • Granulated Sugar – just a little for sweetness
  • Red Wine Vinegar –
  • Salt and Pepper
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How to make this simple side dish

For the full set of directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, red onion, cooked bacon, dried cranberries and sliced almonds.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the greek yogurt, sugar, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the dressing to the broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
  4. It will seem dry at first, that’s ok! Cover and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Storage Information

This broccoli salad will keep in the fridge, in an air tight container, for up to 3 days.

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Yield: 8 servings

Best Broccoli Salad

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This broccoli salad is the best broccoli salad for picnics and parties! It is an easy side dish with tons of flavor that everyone will be begging for the recipe!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into thin bite sized slices
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, red onion, cooked bacon, dried cranberries and sliced almonds.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the dressing to the broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
  4. It will seem dry at first, that's ok! Cover and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 590mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 7gSugar: 27gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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 (recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything)

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korenainthekitchen.com

Friday 18th of April 2014

OMG there is bacon in this salad?!! I'm so making it now!

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