Gluten-Free Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt

Bursting with vibrant flavours our gluten-free broccoli salad with Greek yogurt is a guilt-free delight. This salad is sure to impress anyone for any meal, whether it be a BBQ, dinner, or potluck. It is a refreshing lighter taste of a classic favourite.

From the crisp freshness of the broccoli to the creamy rich taste of the Greek yogurt this salad is just the right balance of crunch and creaminess. This gluten-free broccoli salad with Greek yogurt has surely become a favourite side dish in our home for spring and summer.

Gluten-Free Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt ready to serve.

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This recipe is made with simple ingredients and easy to make. It brings together some great flavours and adds great colour to your plate.

This broccoli salad is extra creamy and full of flavour and it’s sure to be a delicious addition to your menu. Whether it is for your family or friends, or if you are bringing this salad along to a potluck it’ll surely hit the spot.

This gluten-free broccoli salad is packed with protein and refreshing crisp broccoli, making it a nutritious choice for any occasion.

Some of our go-to salad recipes include Creamy Coleslaw, Tomato Bocconcini Salad, and Quinoa Salad.

Ingredients needed to make broccoli salad.

INGREDIENT NOTES

Broccoli Florets: The crunch, bright colour, and essential vitamins and minerals, broccoli is the star ingredient of this recipe.

Grapes: For some sweetness to balance out the savoury.

Silvered Almonds: Add a delicious crunch and an earthy flavour.

Bacon Bits: Adds some richness and a crispy texture.

Broccoli florets with almonds, and grapes, ready to add the dressing.

Shredded Cheddar Cheese: For some creamy and savoury taste.

Greek Yogurt: This is the base of the dressing and is high in protein.

Vinegar: For some added tang, and to balance out the flavours of the other ingredients.

Salt/Pepper: Adds some great depth to this easy broccoli salad recipe.

Sugar: For a hint of sweetness and to help balance out the tartness of the yogurt.

Mayonnaise: Gives this salad such a great creamy texture.

Red Onion: Adds a burst of bold flavour.

Broccoli salad all prepared and ready to serve.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the salad dressing by mixing the Greek yogurt, mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, red onion, shredded cheese, and bacon bits, in a small mixing bowl, until well combined. Set aside.
  • Add prewashed, precut broccoli florets to a large mixing bowl. Cut any larger florets into smaller bite-size pieces.
Broccoli Salad ingredients for the dressing ready to be mixed together.
  • Slice your grapes in half, lengthwise and add it to the broccoli.
  • Add your silvered almonds with the broccoli.
  • Stir everything together until combined.
All ingredients for the gluten-free broccoli salad in a large mixing bowl ready to be mixed together.
  • Add the salad dressing to the broccoli mix and combine all ingredients until well combined.
  • Add the salad to a serving salad bowl and chill for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!
All broccoli salad ingredients mixed together in a bowl ready to chill.

EXPERT TIPS

Broccoli Florets: The best broccoli for this healthy broccoli salad is prewashed, precut broccoli. We also cut down those broccoli florets again so there aren’t any large pieces within the salad for a better texture.

Let it Marinate and Serve Chilled: Let the salad marinate and chill for at least two hours. This will give the broccoli salad time for the flavours to come together, and result in a more flavourful dish.

Creamy Dressing: Using Greek yogurt makes the salad dressing for this broccoli salad with cheese and bacon so creamy and tasty.

SERVING TIPS

This broccoli salad with grapes makes for a great side dish with any protein or seafood. You can garnish the salad with some fresh herbs like dill, parsley or chives.

This salad makes for a great salad for picnics, or lunches. Or you could simply serve it as is, with its protein-packed dressing it makes for a great lunch.

Broccoli salad chilled and ready to serve.

STORAGE TIPS

Refrigerate the broccoli salad within two hours in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days to maintain freshness.

When serving leftover gluten-free broccoli salad, stir the salad before you serve it to bring the flavours to life again.

You can easily portion out this salad for meal prep in some airtight containers to make for some quick and convenient lunches.

VARATIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS

There are many different variations and substitutions for this broccoli salad recipe.

You can easily make this Vegan by substituting the bacon for vegan bacon, and yogurt with a dairy-free alternative. Note that the taste and texture will differ.

You can add a different nutty twist by using pecans or walnuts instead of almonds.

Instead of shredded cheddar cheese, you could use crumbled feta or parmesan cheese.

Broccoli salad in a serving bowl, chilled and ready to eat!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Can I use frozen broccoli?

While we don’t recommend using frozen broccoli for this broccoli salad recipe, you can use it! However, note that it will change the texture of the broccoli. The broccoli will be very soft.

Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt?

Absolutely! Just note that Greek yogurt is creamier and thicker, so the consistency will be different you may need to add more regular yogurt.

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Gluten-Free Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt ready to serve.

Gluten-Free Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt

Bursting with vibrant flavoursour gluten-free broccoli salad with Greek yogurt is a guilt-free delight. This salad is sure to impress anyone for any meal, whether it be a BBQ, dinner, or potluck. It is a refreshing lighter taste of a classic favourite.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 98kcal
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Ingredients  

  • 4 cups Broccoli florets chopped small
  • ½ cup Grapes red and green seedless
  • 2 tbsp Almonds silvered
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 tbsp Mayo light, hellmans
  • 2 tbsp Sugar granulated
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar white
  • ½ cup Cheddar cheese light, shredded
  • 2 tbsp Bacon bits pre-cooked
  • 2 tbsp Red onion finely chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare the salad dressing by mixing together the Greek yogurt, mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, red onion, shredded cheese, and bacon bits, in a small mixing bowl, until well combined. Set aside.
  • Add prewashed, precut broccoli florets to a large mixing bowl. Cut any larger florets into smaller bite-size pieces.
  • Slice your grapes in half, lengthwise and add it to the broccoli.
  • Add your silvered almonds with the broccoli.
  • Stir everything together until combined.
  • Add the salad dressing to the broccoli mix and combine all ingredients until well combined.
  • Add the salad to a serving salad bowl and chill for 2-3 hours.

Notes

EXPERT TIPS

Broccoli Florets: The best broccoli for this healthy broccoli salad is prewashed, precut broccoli. We also cut down those broccoli florets again so there aren’t any large pieces within the salad for a better texture.
Let it Marinate and Serve Chilled: Let the salad marinate and chill for at least two hours. This will give the broccoli salad time for the flavours to all come together, resulting in a more flavourful dish.
Creamy Dressing: Using Greek yogurt makes the salad dressing for this broccoli salad with cheese and bacon so creamy and tasty.

VARATIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS

There are many different variations and substitutions for this broccoli salad recipe.
You can easily make this Vegan by substituting the bacon for vegan bacon, and yogurt with a dairy-free alternative. Always, the taste and texture will differ.
You can add a different nutty twist using pecans or walnuts instead of almonds.
Instead of shredded cheddar cheese you could use crumbled feta, or parmesan cheese.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ side dish, broccoli salad, healthy broccoli salad, picnicdish, salad, salad dish, salad dressing, side dish

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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