We've lightened this popular potluck classic with a dressing of reduced-fat mayo and yogurt. To speed preparation, use shredded broccoli slaw from the produce aisle.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning frequently, until crisp, 5 to 8 minutes. (Alternatively, microwave on High for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.) Drain bacon on paper towels. Chop coarsely.

  • If using whole broccoli, trim about 3 inches off the stems. Chop the rest into 1/4-inch pieces.

  • Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add water chestnuts, onion, bacon and broccoli; toss to coat. Chill until serving time.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and chill for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 7.7g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 3g; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 14.5mg; vitamin a iu 1300.8IU; vitamin c 40.4mg; folate 34.8mcg; calcium 49.3mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 15.4mg; potassium 222.5mg; sodium 376.5mg; added sugar 1g.

Reviews (4)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Quick healthy go-to staple for ANY event This is a recipe I always come back to when I'm offering to bring a dish somewhere. Its casual enough in the summer to serve with hot dogs and hamburgers at a grill out or even as a colorful cold side dish for a potluck dinner. Its versatile enough to modify for your crowd. I usually skip the water chestnuts and toss in a handful or two of unsalted peanuts to pack in a crunch. I also sprinkle in a dried fruit like cranberries for a tart and sweet surprise. If I'm feeling fancy I'll also throw in a little bit of garlic powder or hot sauce for an unusually perfect flavor. Five Star Hint: Definitely let it sit in the fridge for a few hours prior to serving. Pros: Easy Healthy Colorful Versatile Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Make it all the time I use this recipe all the time and I love it. I've never even made it with turkey bacon although I'm sure it would be good. It's good without it though. I also substitute scallions for the red onions just out of personal preference. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
pretty good but could be better Since I am vegetarian I left out the bacon and this may be why I felt the flavour could be improved. I think next time I make this I will use green onion instead of red as the onion flavour was too dominant. I will also add some hickory smoked almonds to give it another flavour dimension. Pros: nutritious easy colourful Cons: could be more flavourful Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Then use the bagged real bacon bits instead. Little higher in fat and salt but use sparingly and they should work fine. I'm going to sub lemon juice for vinegar agave syrup for sugar and bacon bits for turkey bacon...will see how it turns out! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a great light slaw. I've made it several times. If I'm out of plain yogurt vanilla works also just cut back the sugar. I've used toasted seasoned squash seeds in place of the bacon with good success too. I save my broccoli stems for this recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was good. I didn't bother with the bacon and used Splenda instead of sugar. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I don't want to cook anything when preparing a salad. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Broccoli slaw This was delicious. Adding the bacn bits really makes a difference. Having that crunch makes it really good. Instead of mixing the yogurt and vinegar I purchase Whipped Salad Dressing. Albertsons has it and that's pretty much slaw dressing. YUM! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
It was okay. I left off the bacon. I did leave the slaw in the fridge for a couple hours before serving. Probably would have been better if I had let it sit a little longer in the fridge. Read More