Broccoli Waldorf Salad

Crunchy with a hint of sweetness, Broccoli Waldorf Salad is healthy and tasty. Perfect for summer picnic season–or anytime of the year! Crunchy with a hint of sweetness, Broccoli Waldorf Salad is healthy and tasty. Perfect for summer picnic season--or anytime of the year!

There’s a restaurant near us that we like. And every summer they put a Broccoli Waldorf Salad on the menu. Three months only. Once Labor Day rolls around, it’s history.

Eat it while you can. Crunchy with a hint of sweetness, Broccoli Waldorf Salad is healthy and tasty. Perfect for summer picnic season!

So this year, I finally said, “Silly girl, everyone makes that a Broccoli Waldorf salad. Just do it.”

And it worked the first time–it was even educational. I learned that you can buy bacon bits pre-cooked on the grocery shelf. Add that to the precut broccoli florets and the whole thing is a piece of cake.

Broccoli Waldorf Salad is delicious with Bosc Pear

Made with a Bosc Pear!

I looked at a number of online recipes, did some picking and choosing, then adjusted after tasting. I also used a Bosc pear instead of an apple. Bosc pears keep their crispness beautifully and looked fresher than the late apples I saw. It was perfect.

Broccoli Waldorf Salad Ingredients

Ingredients

Go organic on the pear or apple if you can. Those consistently make the dirty dozen section of the EWG’s rating system. But even organic broccoli florets were easy to find and inexpensive at Trader Joe’s. Alas, I was not ambitious enough to fry up my own organic bacon bits and went with packaged conventional.

Crunchy with a hint of sweetness, Broccoli Waldorf Salad is healthy and tasty. Perfect for summer picnic season--or anytime of the year!

Ready to eat

So here is my version, just in time for summer picnic season. 

Or anytime.  🙂

Mmm

Broccoli Waldorf Salad
Serves 8
Crunchy with a hint of sweetness, Broccoli Waldorf Salad is healthy and tasty. Perfect for summer picnic season--or anytime of the year!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
195 calories
16 g
7 g
14 g
4 g
2 g
123 g
239 g
10 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
123g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 7mg
2%
Sodium 239mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
26%
Vitamin C
70%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Salad
  1. • 12 oz package broccoli florets, about 5 cups
  2. • 1 pear or apple, cored and cubed
  3. • 1/4 c. walnuts bits (or sunflower seeds)
  4. • ¼ cup bacon bits or bacon substitute
  5. • 1/4 c. craisins
  6. • 1 red onion, diced, about ½ c
Dressing
  1. • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  2. • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  3. • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
  4. • 2 tbsp honey
  5. • ¼ t salt, pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Mix with dressing or serve dressing on the side.
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calories
195
fat
14g
protein
4g
carbs
16g
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16 thoughts on “Broccoli Waldorf Salad

    1. Inger Post author

      The restaurant version that inspired this serves it over lettuce too, which really makes it healthy!

  1. cathy branciaroli

    Now some people are not friendly with broccoli but I really enjoy it. We do it the Italian way which is called “twice cooked”, first steamed and then sauteed in olive oil

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Thao! I use pears more and more now–and totally agree on the red onion. I add it to salads a lot!

  2. April

    This sounds delicious, and a great change of pace for mine and my husband’s daily salads. We love those pre-cooked bacon bits too, it’s so much easier than trying to fry bacon every time.

    1. Inger Post author

      I was soooo excited to spot those bacon bits April! Then we just had to keep making this delicious salad until they were used up 🙂

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