Broccoli and “Bacon” Salad – “A Salad For Each Week” #43

This is a salad my mom has made many times. I replaced the bacon with crispy nitrite-free ham, substituted greek yogurt for some of the mayo and panela (all-natural sugar) for America’s standard white sugar. It’s best to use organic cheese if possible. My family was happy to hear that I made this for dinner tonight!


Broccoli and “Bacon” Salad

  • 1 head broccoli, chopped

  • 1 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese

  • 2 slices nitrite-free ham (Like Applegate), cut into small pieces

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

  • 2 Tablespoons mayo (I use WF’s 365 Light Mayo – no preservatives)

  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon all natural sugar (coconut, organic, or other)

  • 2 Tablespoons finely diced onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cook ham in a skillet for about 5 minutes until crispy. Remove and allow to cool. Place yogurt, mayo, vinegar, sugar, garlic and pepper in a bowl. Whisk together. Add in broccoli, cheese, and onion. Gently stir to coat. Chill in fridge for at least an hour. (This is one of those salads that will actually taste better the next day.) Right before serving, add in ham and stir.

Other recipes you will enjoy:

“A Salad For Each Week” Recipes:

  1. Broccoli and White Bean Salad

  2. Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw

  3. Fresh and Minty Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

  4. Tangy Kale and Sweet Potato Bit Salad

  5. Key Lime Corn and Black Bean Salad

  6. Green Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

  7. “So Long Summer” Salad

  8. Pickle Salsa

  9. Gingery Broccoli and Carrot Salad

  10. Mediterranean Farro Salad

  11. Home Grown Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad

  12. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing

  13. Cranberry and Orange Quinoa Salad

  14. Southwest Ranch Dressing

  15. Marinated Mushrooms

  16. Fajita Quinoa

  17. Caesared Brussel Sprouts

  18. Fresh Argentinian Salad

  19. The “New Green” Salad

  20. Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Chia Dressing

  21. Garden Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  22. Cool Zucchini, Carrot, and Radish Salad

  23. Layered Greek Salad

  24. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

  25. Ginger Dressed Slaw

  26. Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad

  27. Tangy Green Bean Salad

  28. Florida Summer Salad

  29. Avocado and Crab Salad

  30. Bella Salad

  31. Sweet Potato Home Fries

  32. Tomato and Carrot Balsamic Salad

  33. “The Southeast” Summer Salad

  34. Homemade Caesar Salad

  35. Creamy Caesar Salad

  36. Antipasto Pasta Salad

  37. Curried Cauliflower Sauté

  38. French Onion Green Beans

  39. Mason Jar Greek Salad

  40. Thanksgiving Salad

  41. Carrabba’s Creamy Parmesan Salad

  42. Breakfast Salad


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  1. Kasey Klein

     /  October 21, 2014

    Mmmmmmmmmm I want!! Lol

    Sent from my iPhone


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