Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad

Creamy blue cheese dressing coats fresh, crunchy broccoli in this easy side salad. Dried apricots add pops of sweetness and color, while crispy bits of bacon provide a salty bite. This recipe is easily doubled to serve a crowd.

a recipe photo of the Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad served in a bowl
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • cup mayonnaise

  • cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese

  • 2 large broccoli crowns, finely chopped

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup diced dried apricots

  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, buttermilk, vinegar, chives, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Stir in blue cheese. Add broccoli, onion, apricots and bacon; toss to coat.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
13g Fat
10g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 2305IU 46%
Vitamin C 59mg 66%
Vitamin D 5IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 54mcg 14%
Vitamin K 17mcg 14%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 404mg 9%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

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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