Cranberry-Almond Broccoli Salad


Broccoli salad is usually drowning in a creamy, often very sweet, dressing and studded with 1/2 pound crumbled bacon, making it more about the creamy dressing and bacon than about the actual broccoli. Ours uses a combination of canola mayonnaise and Greek yogurt to keep the calories in check. We opt for center-cut bacon (a bit less of it) and swap the usual raisins for lower-sugar dried cranberries to pack a subtle punch of tart. The best part of this salad? The longer it sits, the better it gets.

Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad
Photo: Iain Bagwell Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • cup canola mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets (about 1 bunch)

  • cup slivered almonds, toasted

  • cup reduced-sugar dried cranberries

  • 4 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled


  1. Soak red onion in cold water for 5 minutes; drain.

  2. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in red onion, broccoli almonds, dried cranberries and bacon. Cover and chill 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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