A favorite that never grows old here at Sunday Supper, especially considering our love of bacon, this lighter broccoli and cauliflower salad from Sarah at The Curious Cuisiniere has less fat than the classic only mayo-laden original. It would be perfect for a healthy Weekday Supper. It’s best made ahead so throw it together the night before. It’s ready to eat when you get home from your busy day!
Spring and summer always means large family cookouts with everyone bringing a dish to share, and salads are always plentiful. Pasta salads, potato salads, bean salads, slaw. If it’s thrown together with dressing, it’s always a hit with my family.
One of our favorites is this lighter broccoli and cauliflower salad.
Did you know that broccoli helps your body detox? Also, broccoli is high in fiber, which can help lower cholesterol, and it’s a very good source of vitamin C.
As if we needed more reasons to eat our broccoli.
Now, this salad might not be the healthiest way to eat your broccoli, but we have taken steps to lighten up the broccoli salad that I grew up with. By using plain, low-fat yogurt in place of half of the mayo, you keep the creamy texture of the dressing, while cutting out some fat and adding the nutritional benefits of yogurt.
That way you don’t have to feel guilty about adding an extra generous sprinkling of crispy bacon!
- 12 ounces bacon (roughly 18 slices)
- ¾ cup plain, low-fat yogurt
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 pound broccoli
- 1 pound cauliflower
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded
- In a medium frying pan, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan onto paper towels to cool. Once bacon is cool, bread into small pieces. (You should have roughly 1-1/2 cups of bacon pieces.)
- In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayo, vinegar, garlic, sugar, mustard powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Chop broccoli and cauliflour into 1 inch chunks and place in a large bowl. Add chopped onion and shredded cheddar.
- Add yogurt mixture, and mix until well coated.
- Top with bacon pieces, or mix in to evenly distribute.
- Refrigerate 4-24 hours before serving.
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