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Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad Recipe

Contributors: Marie Feldman, RD

Published: January 24, 2018

Lightened Broccoli Salad
Rebecca Clyde, MS, RDN, CD

The crunch of fresh broccoli and nuts mixed with sweet chewy raisins in a creamy, tangy dressing make this simple salad a winner for adults and kids alike. Using nonfat Greek yogurt in place of half the mayonnaise increases the protein and keeps fat in check.


2½ cups chopped raw broccoli
¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
¼ cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons raisins or dried currants or cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (cashews, pecans, almonds)


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Wash and chop the broccoli and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, raisins and nuts.
  3. Add broccoli and mix well, until evenly covered with dressing.
  4. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ½ cup
Serves 5

Calories: 90; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Sodium: 170mg; Total Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 2g; Vitamin A: 1088IU; Vitamin C: 33mg; Calcium: 29mg.

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