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Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing Recipe

by Jeanette on April 17, 2014 · 20 Comments
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This Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing is perfect for Spring.

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

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Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing
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Serves: 8-10
  • 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
Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing
  • ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  1. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
Adapted from Cooking Light

Disclosure: Sartori sent me some nice cheese samples to try.


  1. Your salad is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. simply delicious – I’m making it now!

  3. Always love a healthy, no-cook recipe! Looks delicious!

  4. I’m not a big mayo fan, so I’ve never been super into broccoli salad, but I could see really loving it with the Greek yogurt substitution!! I love how you’ve turned it into a health food!

  5. This looks delicious! Love the freshness and that dressing sound divine!

  6. Gorgeous salad, Jeanette! I love how you combined these veggies (adding grated carrot to the traditional recipe) with a Greek yogurt honey dressing! We always add sunflower seeds to our salad as well. Cannot wait to make this! Thank you for sharing, my friend. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and meaningful Easter holiday!

  7. What a simple yet super healthy dish! Yes, why I add dried raisins when you’ve got the juicier and more flavorful alternative? I love adding Greek yogurt to dressings as well ;). Hope you have a blessed Easter weekend, Jeanette!

  8. Not a fan of Mayo either..love this Greek yogurt dressing! The salad looks super, Jeanette.

  9. This salad looks amazing Jeanette. Enjoy your Easter weekend.

  10. Thanks everyone – Happy Easter!

  11. This is my kind of salad, crunchy and sweet! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  12. G’day! looks very healthy indeed! Who says the holidays has to be all about gaining weight?
    Sharing the love today!
    Cheers! Joanne

  13. I simply love the colors of this salad!! Truly “eating the rainbow”! And with most of the ingredients suited to my family I can see this on a table near me soon. Happy Easter Jeanette! Hope it’s a beautiful day!

  14. this sounds delicious Jeanette!

  15. Thanks Cheri, Joanne, Kim and Cheryl – it’s a fun crunchy salad to eat!

  16. Jeanette! Your broccoli salad looks spectacular!!!!!! I’ll definitely try this one, after getting all the ingredients. Not to mention, your dressing sounds good. I’ve never used greek yogurt for salad dressing before, but I know I’d love it!

  17. This broccoli salad looks so pretty! I love that you added more veggies and lightened it up with Greek yogurt in the dressing. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter :)

  18. so pretty and healthy!

  19. Thanks for posting! This salad was good, but maybe not great as it was. I thought it needed something saltier and also sweeter, so I added salt & pepper and some dried cranberries. My dad, a very picky eater who LOVES the full-fat version found at grocery store delis, actually ate his serving! And he’s a man who left me and my mom at a Chinese restaurant to go to McD’s next door because he didn’t like the two bites he tried. So I’m happy!

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