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Crunchy Broccoli Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette - Simple, healthy, easy to make Broccoli Salad with nuts, fruits and bacon! The delicious homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette brings it all together. Get the recipe on diethood.com

Crunchy Broccoli Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Katerina | Diethood
Servings : 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SALAD
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup mixed dried berries (I used cranberries, blueberries and pomegranates)
  • 1/2- cup roasted sunflower kernels
  • 1/4- cup sliced almonds
  • 4 slices bacon , cooked to a desired crisp and crumbled
  • 1 small red onion , sliced
FOR THE RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
  • 1/2- cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2- teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons STAR White Wine Vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/4- cup plain , non-fat yogurt (optional)

Instructions
 

FOR THE SALAD
  • In a large salad bowl combine broccoli, dried fruits, sunflower seeds, almonds, crumbled bacon, and red onions; set aside.
FOR THE RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
  • Set a handheld wire strainer over a small jar or glass.
  • Using a spoon, push the raspberries through the wire strainer to puree. Reserve the raspberry juice.
  • Transfer puree to a small mixing bowl; stir in the raspberry juice, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar.
  • Whisk in the olive oil until completely incorporated.
  • Add salt and pepper; continue to whisk until well combined.
  • At this point, you can also whisk in the yogurt, if using.
  • Pour dressing over broccoli mixture; toss to combine.
  • Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Stir before serving.
  • If salad is a bit dry, stir in little olive oil or yogurt (if using) to moisten.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 369 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 9 mg | Sodium: 135 mg | Potassium: 590 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 17 g | Vitamin A: 565 IU | Vitamin C: 87.1 mg | Calcium: 75 mg | Iron: 1.8 mg | Net Carbs: 28 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American