Change up your usual salad routine (or begin a salad routine if you don’t have one!) with this simple to make, healthy layered salad. Made with broccoli florets, thin slices of red onion, dried cranberries (raisins also work), homemade dressing, and grated cheese, this salad is full of flavor. Topping it with sunflower seeds (or chopped walnuts) and bacon pieces adds even more deliciousness. This layered salad is sure to become a go-to lunch option, as well as your staple potluck dish. Share the recipe with family and friends on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
For six servings, arrange layers of broccoli florets, sliced red onions, and dried cranberries (or raisins) in a large glass serving bowl. Make the dressing by whisking Cabot Nonfat Plain Yogurt, honey, mayonnaise, and vinegar together, and drizzle it over the layered salad. Evenly sprinkle grated cheese (Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar, Cabot White Oak Cheddar, or Cabot Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar) on top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds (or chopped walnuts) and bacon pieces before digging in.
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6 cups chopped broccoli florets
1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
⅔ cup dried sweetened cranberries or raisins
½ cup Cabot Plain Nonfat Yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
6 ounces Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar, Cabot White Oak Cheddar or Cabot Farmhouse Reserve, grated (about 1½ cups)
¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted hulled sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) 50% less-fat bacon pieces
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ARRANGE layers of broccoli, onion and cranberries in large glass serving bowl.
WHISK together yogurt, honey, mayonnaise and vinegar in small bowl. Drizzle dressing over layered salad.
SPRINKLE cheese evenly on top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Just before serving, sprinkle with sunflower seeds or walnuts and bacon pieces.
I have made this recipe several times but do not layer it, just mix all together. It makes a great lunch salad. Do often bring for pot-luck.
Love this recipe! Great for potlucks and always a hit.
So easy, great source of iron too and nice change from regular salad