This Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing is perfect for Spring and Summer. Full of crunchiness from cauliflower, broccoli, and sunflower seeds, and complimented by juice grapes, this fresh salad is fun to eat and great for entertaining.
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.
Greek yogurt has become a common ingredient in many homes. I remember when it was still a new product, and I discovered so many new ways to incorporate it into recipes to make them healthier. I even collected over 100 Greek Yogurt Recipes. Now, substituting Greek yogurt in recipes has become second nature.
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 with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing. Enjoy!
Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 2 cups grapes halved
- 1 scallion chopped
- 1/3 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup shredded rBST-free cheese optional
Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 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.
Adapted from Cooking Light
Christine from Cook the Story says
Your salad is absolutely gorgeous!
simply delicious – I’m making it now!
elise johnson says
Always love a healthy, no-cook recipe! Looks delicious!
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!
This looks delicious! Love the freshness and that dressing sound divine!
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
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!
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!
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
Not a fan of Mayo either..love this Greek yogurt dressing! The salad looks super, Jeanette.
Liz@Virtually Homemade says
This salad looks amazing Jeanette. Enjoy your Easter weekend.
Thanks everyone – Happy Easter!
This is my kind of salad, crunchy and sweet! Happy Easter to you and your family!
Joanne T Ferguson says
G’day! looks very healthy indeed! Who says the holidays has to be all about gaining weight?
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Kim - Liv Life says
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!
this sounds delicious Jeanette!
Thanks Cheri, Joanne, Kim and Cheryl – it’s a fun crunchy salad to eat!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
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!
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 🙂
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
so pretty and healthy!
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!
Thanks for your feedback Julie – the dried cranberries sound like a nice addition!
This salad is delicious Jeanette and I love that you have ditched the high calorie, high fat additions usually found in salad dressings.
Can I use frozen (thawed) Broccoli and Cauliflower?
Hi Mary – I would not use frozen broccoli or cauliflower – frozen vegetables won’t be crunchy once thawed.
erika ungar says
Hi, recipe looks great, however doesn’t mention how much or what type of mustard to use in the dressing
erika ungar says
Sorry, I misread the name of the dressing! Thought it was honey mustard, my bad! 🙂