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

Make Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad The Healthy Way

If you have ever tried Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad 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 are 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 time5 minutes
Cook time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 5 minutes
Meal type Salad and Vegetables
A lightened version of Creamy Bacon and Broccoli Salad, lower in fat, sugar and calories.


  • 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)


  • 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


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



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10 thoughts on “Make Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad The Healthy Way”

  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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