Healthy Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing | Easy Salads | A Sweet Pea Chef

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing | Easy Salads | A Sweet Pea Chef

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Hey, there. Lacey, here, with A Sweet Pea Chef. And today I’ve got a great healthy side that
also works perfect for potlucks and parties. We’re gonna be making a clean broccoli salad
recipe that is super full of lots of delicious flavors and is bursting with healthy goodness. So let’s get started. All right, so if you’ve never heard of broccoli
salad, what it basically is, is some raw broccoli mixed with some cheese of some sort usually. Usually has some dried fruits like cranberries
or raisins and it usually has some nuts in there. Typically, it also has a pretty heavy salad
dressing that usually isn’t the greatest and it’s not very healthy. So what I’m gonna show you today is a healthy
broccoli salad recipe using some fresh, whole ingredients that you can feel good about eating. All right, to get our healthified broccoli
salad going, we need to start making our broccoli florets. If you’ve never done this what you do is you
take a crown of broccoli and you remove the stem as far as you can. Then using either like a paring knife or your
fingers you’re just gonna break off little broccoli florets. And these are gonna kind of look like little
trees. So you just want to break them all off and
as you need, you can just keep cutting the stem farther and farther because the stem
is actually not something we use in this recipe. I enjoy eating it while I’m cutting my broccoli. It’s a tasty snack. Once you have all of your broccoli broken
into florets, you might notice that some of them are kinda too big and would be just a
giant bite of broccoli in your salad. We want them to be bite-sized. So in order to do that, you can just basically
slice down the center of the stem, and then carefully tear apart your broccoli floret
into smaller pieces. I don’t like chopping broccoli for this because
basically that’s just gonna release a ton of little broccoli pieces. I like to keep my broccoli nice and neat for
this salad because it’s just gonna be super messy if you just chop it. All right, so now that we have our broccoli
all prepped we can make our salad dressing. And in order to do that we are gonna grab
a mixing bowl and add in some plain full-fat Greek yogurt, followed by some apple cider
vinegar, raw honey, fresh lemon zest, and some sea salt. And then we’re gonna whisk all this together
until it’s very smooth. In order to let these flavors meld and to
get nice and cold, I’m gonna transfer this into the fridge while we prepare the rest
of our broccoli salad. Now, it’s time to get all of our veggies and
fruits and nuts and all of the goodness together for our broccoli salad. So in a large mixing bowl, we’re gonna add
in our broccoli florets followed by some chopped red cabbage, finely diced red onion, some
golden raisins, sliced raw almonds, sliced green onions, and some cooked bacon crumbles. You could also add in some sliced grapes or
sliced apples, some dried cranberries even sunflower seeds. Whatever flavors you like you can replace
or you can add in also whatever you like. That is what makes this salad super easy and
very versatile. Now, we’re gonna toss all of this together
until everything is nicely mixed. If you’re wondering about the bacon and thinking,
“Wait a minute I thought this salad was clean,” the answer is yes. What you wanna do is look for uncured no sugar
added bacon and we’re not gonna use a ton of it just a few little crumbles in here and
there and that salad is gonna add a lot of flavor and a lot of crunch and it’s a really
tasty addition. If you wanna leave it out you can do that
too. All right, now we’re gonna grab our salad
dressing from the fridge now that it’s nice and cold and all those flavors are all melded
together. We’re gonna toss it with all of our salad
ingredients until everything is fully coated. You can also transfer this broccoli salad
into an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to four to five days. It’s a really great addition to lunches and
dinners that way and you can just grab it, add it to your plate and you have your tasty
broccoli salad ready to enjoy. Broccoli is high in fiber, high in potassium
and iron and vitamin K and vitamin C and all sorts of other goodness. So it’s also high in protein compared to other
vegetables so adding in more broccoli into your diet is a really great idea. And with this broccoli salad, I think you
have a new tasty way to eat more broccoli. Speaking of broccoli recipes you wanna make
sure to check out my roasted broccoli recipe video as well for another great, healthy broccoli
side. And make sure to subscribe so you never miss
new weekly recipe videos to help you stay clean, eat healthy, and love the food you’re
eating. Thanks so much, I’ll see you next time. [00:04:37] [Music]

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