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Broccoli Salad Recipe on the Light Side

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This broccoli salad recipe is high on the lists of requests from all of my kids. My oldest son even makes it upon request and I’d have to admit his recipe is just a bit (a tiny bit) better than my original recipe.

We’ve lightened up the ingredients in this tasty recipe to make it Weight Watchers friendly. Over broccoli salad recipe is only 4 points per 3/4 cup serving on all 3 myWW plans.

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Quick and easy broccoli salad recipe that is lightened up by changing a few of the ingredients.

He uses some heavily smoked local bacon that really puts the taste up a notch or two. He also doesn’t care to make the light side version, but for the sake of our waistlines, I do.

I have had tasted several versions of broccoli salad and it’s definitely made me quite the food critic. I have an aversion for fruit and nuts in my salads. I don’t like the sweet taste of fruit in my food.

Fruit deserves it’s own special place on the side of my plate, all by its lonesome. The fruit get’s eaten raw and in whole form, perfect for my taste buds.

So if I see any kind of salad that includes vegetables, fruit and/or dressing, I will turn up my nose and walk away. I know they probably taste great but I just can’t bring myself to taste them.


Broccoli Salad Ingredients

My recipe calls for broccoli, bacon, cheese, Greek yogurt, milk, mayo, vinegar, and sugar. Sorry no, fruit or nuts allowed!  I also use a sugar substitute like Stevia on most occasions, to really knock down the calorie count.

Broccoli salad always makes a great side dish or can even be served as a main meal. It’s a colorful salad full of vitamins, antioxidants, and protein.

Be sure to serve the salad very cold for best taste.


Is this broccoli salad recipe Weight Watchers friendly?

Yes. Yes, it certainly is. We’ve made a few simple adjustments to a traditional broccoli salad recipe to make it friendly to all of the myWW plans.

Each 3/4 cup serving is low in points. 4 points on all of the plans. Plus, this salad is so filling, one serving is a great dinner side dish or a light snack or lunch.

Here is the printable broccoli salad recipe

Yield: 6

Broccoli Salad Recipe on the Light Side

Broccoli Salad Recipe on the Light Side


  • 3 cups approx 2 heads broccoli cleaned & chopped (I like my pieces on the bigger side)
  • 4 tbsp Real bacon bits
  • 4 - 6 oz shredded cheese
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 3/4 cup plain no fat greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP Skim Milk
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 packets Truvia, or 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp light mayo


  1. Place broccoli, onion, bacon and cheese in large bowl.
  2. In a seperate container (jar with a lid works great) place yogurt, milk, mayo and sugar. Mix well. Add in vinegar and shake until well blended.
  3. Pour dressing mixture over the broccoli mixture and coat well.
  4. Store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Stir and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 137Saturated Fat 3gCholesterol 30mgSodium 445mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 12g

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