A healthier version of creamy bacon and broccoli salad
Vegetables and Salads

Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad plus Tasty Tuesdays Link Up Party

Before we get to the Link Party I just wanted to share a rephotographed version of my Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad. If you have ever tried this salad before you know it can fall victim to one of the biggest crimes in salad-dom – drowning in dressing. Then you add the nuts and bacon and this “healthy” salad is not so healthy any more.

Creamy Bacon and Broccoli Salad with less fat

I trim it down by using yogurt in the dressing and cutting back on the bacon and nuts – trust me, there is still plenty in there. I like the broccoli raw, but if it is too crunchy for you consider blanching it for a few minutes (no more than that!)

Creamy Bacon and Broccoli Salad

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 5 minutes
Meal type Salad and Vegetables
A lightened version of Creamy Bacon and Broccoli Salad, lower in fat, sugar and calories.

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1/4 cup red or other sweet onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (g. almonds or pecans or raw sunflower seeds (unchopped))
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 pieces turkey bacon or other lean bacon (cooked and crumbled)

dressing

  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (low or non fat)
  • 2 tablespoons stevia or sugar (or other sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Directions

Combine salad ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Mix dressing with salad, let chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

We had another incredible week on Tasty Tuesdays last week with 116 entries! All of the co-hosts were quite excited.

If you are new to Link Parties, you might want to check out my post over on Munofore for a few tips on Making Your Links Shine at a Link Party.

Make your links shine at a link party

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Danielle from Creatively Homespun, Audrey at That Recipe, and Ashley from Forgetful Momma are our co-hosts for September.

Please make sure that you follow them in at least one way!  They will be commenting on and pinning many of your posts.

Cohosts for August, Tasty Tuesdays party

We would love to have you link up to three of your old or new food posts!  

Here are  just a few requests for this linky:

  • PLEASE follow the hosts and co-hosts of this party through one of their social media listed below.  They visit your post, leave a comment, and pin your post.  Just pick one (or more) of the options below and please follow them.

**Tammy at Creative K Kids (Blog)**

Pinterest/Facebook/Google+/Twitter/Instagram 

**Danielle at Creatively Homespun (Blog)**

Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin 

**Audrey at That Recipe (Blog)**

Pinterest/Facebook/Google+/Twitter/Instagram 

**Ashley at Forgetful Momma (Blog)**

Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Google+

  • Please make sure you link up only food-related posts that have never been linked up here before or they will be deleted.  Non-food posts can always be linked up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Posts containing alcohol also will not be pinned.
  • Try to visit a couple of blogs and leave a comment or share their posts.
  • Place this button or a link to this post somewhere on your site–either on the actual post or on your sidebar or on your party page.

Creative K Kids

  • By linking up, you agree to let any of the hosts or co-hosts  use your pictures and links if they decide to feature your post.   Your photo may also be used for promotion on any of their social media outlets.
  • If you include your e-mail in the linky form below you will be added to a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or given out.

Until next time, happy eating.
~Audrey

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10 thoughts on “Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad plus Tasty Tuesdays Link Up Party”

  1. I think my mother in law would love this salad. Pinning! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving comments on both the recipes I linked up! I appreciate it!

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