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An overhead shot of broccoli salad in a large white serving bowl atop a gray and white striped linen napkin on a light gray surface. 2 rustic serving spoons are in the serving bowl.

Light & Lemony Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

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  • Author: Jess Larson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6-8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish Recipes, Entree Salads & Bowls
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Light and Lemony Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing is an absolute go-to! Broccoli is tossed with bell pepper, chickpeas, and crumbled feta in a tangy lemon Greek yogurt dressing. A quick and easy side dish for any weeknight dinner, backyard BBQ, potluck, or picnic this summer!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium small broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets (approx. 3 cups)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to season

for the Greek yogurt dressing:

  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt (approx. ¾ cup)
  • 1 juicy lemon, zested and juiced (approx. 3 tablespoons)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill or 2 tablespoons dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt and ground black pepper to tasteHealthy broccoli salad ingredients arranged on a light gray surface – broccoli, Greek yogurt, garlic, feta, chickpeas, lemon wedges & diced red bell pepper.

Instructions

  1. Prep the Greek yogurt dressing: Combine all listed dressing ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Whisk or shake to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Set aside, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Greek yogurt broccoli salad dressing in a gray speckled ceramic bowl, sitting atop a light gray surface.
  2. Assemble the broccoli salad: To a large bowl, add the broccoli florets, red bell pepper, chickpeas, and feta. Pour the Greek yogurt dressing over top. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Enjoy!Dressed healthy broccoli salad shown in a large glass mixing bowl atop a light gray surface.

Notes

Jess’ Tips and Tricks:

  • 10-Minute Meal Prep: Most of the active prep time involved in making this broccoli salad recipe comes from prepping the vegetables and Greek yogurt dressing. Either or both can be done in advance to help reduce the amount of hands-on prep needed at dinnertime. Here’s what you’ll do:
    • Prep the Greek yogurt dressing according to Step 1 of Recipe Directions, above. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. (5 minutes active prep)
    • Prep the veggies: Chop 1 small head broccoli into bite-sized florets and dice 1 medium red bell pepper. Store in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. (5 minutes active prep)

Make-ahead and Storage:

  • This hearty broccoli salad stores wonderfully – the flavors in the dressing get even bolder as it rests! Feel free to prep the salad in advance for a summer gathering or hang on to leftovers for easy meal prep. Store the assembled salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy cold.