Broccoli Salad at its finest with raw broccoli, dates (or dried cranberries), sunflower seeds, cheddar cheese and onions tossed in a slightly sweet slightly tangy greek yogurt dressing.
This is a good salad, friends. And good for you too! Because I happen to love when that happens.
This is a super easy and super quick (really we just toss everything together) kind of salad that is very much gluten free, vegetarian friendly (finally a broccoli salad without the bacon!) and just all together pretty much delish.
Can you tell that broccoli was on mega-great sales at the market this past weekend?
I am one of those people who loses all control at the weekend farmers markets. I want everything and all of it times about 5. And then I make quite the scene trying to help Joshua lug my bags and bags of (very heavy!!) produce back to the car.
It’s the highlight of my week.
And then throughout the week I have to get creative in all the different ways I can use all the great fruits and veggies I just had to buy. And big salad are one of my favourite ways to do that.
But I’m not talking regular, plain ‘ol salads. I’m talking delicious salads like this broccoli salad. I’m talking salads that are completely creamy and delicious salads full of raw veggies, like broccoli, and that are loaded with tasty treasures like little cheddar cheese cubes and dates.
Did I just lose you at dates?
Trust me! Do the dates. Or do dried cranberries instead. But the dates. They are oh-so unexpected here but oh-so perfectly lovely.
WHY I LOVE THIS EASY VEGETARIAN BROCCOLI SALAD
I have had a complete weakness for simple yet tasty dressings lately and this slightly sweet slightly tangy dressing coating all that broccoli and cheese is no exception.
It’s greek yogurt based so it’s naturally creamy and tangy and the perfect skinny salad choice.
It just works so well here.
And. Friends. Healthy Broccoli Salad is easy to make!
Easy has been a huuge them around here lately and it’s definitely one that is going to continue. Because easy is… easy. And it’s exactly what I love to make and eat. I mean, have you tried my Crazy Easy Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad or Gluten Free Spicy Black Bean Oat Burgers yet? E-Z!
Here, we essentially toss everything together is a bowl and drizzle some of that yogurty dressing over top. And that’s it.
See – easy. And tasty too!
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