This Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing is perfect for Spring and would be a nice addition to any Easter meal.
The first time I had Broccoli Salad I was surprised at how good it was. It was crunchy, sweet and tangy and just plain fun to eat. The only thing is the dressing is typically made with lots of mayonnaise, which doesn’t have a lot of nutritional value and is high in fat.
I’ve updated the classic broccoli salad by adding more vegetables – cauliflower and carrots, and using fresh grapes instead of raisins (my kids don’t like them plus I like the juiciness that the grapes add to the salad). I’ve also lightened up and freshened up the dressing by using half non-fat Greek yogurt, raw honey (instead of white sugar) and some fresh lemon juice.
Cheese is optional, but makes a nice addition for a little tanginess. I happened to have a nice wedge of Sartori’s Raspberry BellaVitano which has a slightly creamy texture.
Fresh chopped scallions and roasted sunflower seeds top off this updated Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad. Enjoy!
Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s Sensational Sides event where Easy Easter Sides are being featured. Please be sure to check out what my fellow foodie friends made:
Feed Me Phoebe: Roasted Carrots with Za’atar
The Lemon Bowl: Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans
Dishin & Dishes: Spring Couscous Salad
Devour: 6 Easy Easter Sides
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Spring Asparagus and Pancetta Bruschetta
Red or Green: Green Bean and Potato Salad with Feta and Peppers
Virtually Homemade: Roasted Baby Carrots with a Honey Sriracha Glaze
Cooking With Elise: Ham and Cheese Party Rolls
Bacon and Souffle: Spring Pea and Mint Frittata
Taste With The Eyes: A Spring-y Twist on Shrimp and Melon
FN Dish: Easy Easter Sides
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 2 cups grapes, halved
- 1 scallion, chopped
- ⅓ cup roasted sunflower seeds
- ½ cup shredded rBST-free cheese, optional
- ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
Disclosure: Sartori sent me some nice cheese samples to try.