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Darlene’s Broccoli Salad

by jughandle

Darlene’s Broccoli Salad recipe is an adaptation of a Paula Deen recipe which originally had a cup of mayo instead of the yogurt.  Her recipe had over 440 calories per serving.  Darlene’s has only 305.  It is also high in vitamin A and has over 126 % of your daily allowance of vitamin C.

Darlene often substitutes nuts like pecans or walnuts for the sunflowers seeds when they are hard to find.  Feel free to sub other ingredients out as you like.   np of mayo instead of the yogurt.  Her recipe had over 440 calories per serving.  This one has only 250.  It is also high in vitamin A and has over 126 % of your daily allowance of vitamin C.

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Broccoli Salad

Low calorie adaptation of a Paula Deen recipe.
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keywords Broccoli Salad
Protein bacon
Cooking Method fresh chopping
Hot/Cold Dish Cold
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 1 lb Broccoli Florets - cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 slices Bacon - cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1/2 Cup Vidalia Onions - Or red onions chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower seeds
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese - diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes - halved
For the Dressing
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp sugar - or to taste
  • 1 tsp kosher salt - or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper - or to taste


  • Cut the washed broccoli florets into bite size pieces.
  • Chop the Vidalia or red onion
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half
  • Cut the cheddar cheese in to 1/4-3/8" cubes
  • Add the veggies to a bowl along with raisins, cranberries, sunflower seeds and crumbled bacon.
  • Mix yogurt, vinegar together with (put vinegar in 1 T at a time and check flavor), sugar, salt & pepper in separate bowl, mixing well.
  • Pour over veggies and toss.
  • Adjust seasonings
  • Chill in refrigerator before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 610mg27%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 728IU15%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 268mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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