Healthy Broccoli Salad with Sweet Lemon Dressing

Broccoli salad in a white bowl

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5 from 3 reviews

Your favorite broccoli salad recipe with an upgraded and lightened-up dressing that's to-die-for!



For the dressing:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt (Greek or regular)*
  • 2 tablespoons honey or granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Zest and juice of 1 medium lemon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt

For the salad:

  • 2 medium heads broccoli, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ medium red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried cranberries


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar or honey, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon zest and juice, and salt. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, onion, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries. Toss with the dressing and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.


Variation Tip: Swap out half of the broccoli for chopped cauliflower.

Cooking Tip: I like using regular plain yogurt vs. Greek for this, but Greek is fine! It's just a different consistency. And actually, I used Greek when I filmed this video, so it's totally fine if you use it, too.