The BEST Broccoli Salad recipe – loaded with fresh broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, bacon, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and a lightened up honey mustard dressing. This salad is perfect for summer cookouts and picnics – a definite crowd pleaser!
Well, we’ve officially entered a new era. We no longer have a one year old…..because Myla is TWO! We celebrated her second birthday yesterday, complete with balloons & streamers, a trip to the zoo, a pile of presents, a 2-layer chocolate cake (with sprinkles), and dinner at our favorite restaurant. Because birthdays are a big deal! Even when you’re two.
It was fun, really. Trying to figure out how Myla might like to celebrate her birthday. And at the end of the day, I’d say we did a pretty good job! What two year old wouldn’t want presents, cake, and zoo animals?? Our only foible? Dinner.
We should really know better by now. Taking a two year old (and three other kids) to a restaurant is never a good idea! But for some reason, we’re having a hard time accepting that reality. We just love eating out! The good news? We may have finally learned our lesson. Last night’s dinner was a rough one.
Lucky for us, the timing of this unfortunate realization coincides perfectly with something that is guaranteed to make it all better: grilling season! Because when eating out no longer feels fun, grilling is the next best option! (Or maybe it’s the other way around!?)
And what goes better with grilling than this delicious Broccoli Salad? Now, I’m sure you’ve had one version or another of broccoli salad before. But I’m here to tell you that this one is the BEST you’ve ever had! Because it’s loaded up with cauliflower, bacon, green onions, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds, then tossed in a sweet honey mustard dressing that’s been lightened up. So you can eat all the broccoli salad you want, without feeling a twinge of guilt. And if you’re anything like me, you’re going to want it ALL!
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 4 cups cauliflower florets
- 12 ounces bacon, cooked & chopped
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt OR sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, bacon, dried cranberries, green onions, and sunflower seeds.
- In a separate small bowl, combine yogurt, mayo, honey, and ground mustard and mix well.
- Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 549mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 10g