Nutty Broccoli Salad 

Jan 29, 2021 | Side Dish

Did you know, the average American eats nearly 6 pounds of broccoli a year! As one of our favorite super foods, broccoli finds its way into cheesey casseroles, stir-fry’s and salads. 

Broccoli is rich in  many important nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium and folate. But one special compound known as Sulfor- a-phane can help protect against certain diseases such as cancer and may help lower blood sugar in people managing  type 2 diabetes. 

If you’re not part of the “I love broccoli club” then sprucing it up with flavorful ingredients can help increase your intake of this healthy plant!

Nutty Broccoli Salad 

Prep: 10 minutes 

Makes: 4 Servings 



·      3 cups Broccoli Florets 

·      3 stripes Turkey Bacon 

·      2 tablespoons golden raisins (plumped) 

·      2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted 

·      1 tablespoon minced red onion 

·      ¼ cup low fat balsamic vinaigrette*  



1.     To plump raisins: Place raisins in ½ cup hot water for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. 

2.     Cook bacon according to package directions and coarsely chop. 

3.     If needed, cut broccoli into bite sized pieces. 

4.     In a large bowl, add broccoli, bacon, raisins, almonds and red onion. Toss to coat with vinaigrette. 

5.     Refrigerate for approximately 20 to 30 minutes and enjoy.  

*I used Boathouse Farms Low fat/low calorie balsamic vinaigrette

Nutrition Information: 

131 Calories; 20g carbohydrate; 2.5g fat; 6g protein; 156mg sodium; 2g fiber 

Recipe by: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA 


Meet Your Dietitian

Jacqui portrait

Hi, I’m Jacqueline

I understand first hand how frustrating weight loss programs can be without the proper guidance. My goal is to help you change your mindset from restrictive dieting to one of freedom and confidence around food. I’d love to help you on your journey.


View Categories

Free Download

bowl of sliced oranges and applies
Get a Jump Start: Download My Free 3-day Meal Plan

Kick-start your weight loss plan with recipes, meal ideas + more!


Veggie Enchiladas

Veggie Enchiladas

Nothing says winter like cozy winter meals! Turn your favorite comfort foods into deliciously healthy meals with just a few modifications, for instance add in more veggies or switch out a higher fat ingredient for a lower fat ingredient. Need some ideas? ...

Cherry Flax Oat Muffins

Cherry Flax Oat Muffins

Cherry Flax Oat Muffins Celebrate Summer with Cherries! ‘Tis the season to… eat cherries! Summer is here and what a perfect time to take advantage of cherry season. This fruit only harvests from the beginning of June to mid-August! Make sure you get ‘em while they’re...

Low Calorie Zucchini Pizza Boats

Low Calorie Zucchini Pizza Boats

Low Calorie Zucchini Pizza Boats Craving pizza? Get ready for spring with these low cal Zucchini Pizza boats! These are so satisfying and delicious, you won't believe they are only 131 calories for 2 boats. Weight loss can be delicious when you incorporate volume...

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Protein Smoothie 1 Scoop Organic Plant Based protein powder1 cup sliced strawberries (frozen)¾ cup Silk Almond Milk (unsweetened)1 Tbsp chia seeds½ Tbsp Almond butter½ banana (frozen)4 ice cubesSliced fresh strawberries for topping if desired. Place all...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This