I was going to make this broccoli salad with strawberries yesterday, but I was too busy enjoying Mother’s day. My kids made me all kinds of different cards at school. These, I most likely will keep forever. Also, they brought me flowers from the front yard. Hopefully, your Sunday was great and you remembered your mom. Maybe, you even had a chance to visit her or call.
Sometimes,our family gathers together to share a celebratory Mother’s Day meal, and this year, I’d bring this Sweet Broccoli Salad! It envelopes all of the spring (and upcoming summer) flavors in one delicious salad that is crunchy, salty, and sweet. Sunflower seeds may not be too popular as a salad topping, but you can’t go wrong combining them with with strawberries and broccoli, and Greek yogurt too!
How does this salad support my body?
I like the sweetness of the strawberries and the crunchiness of the bacon. It’s even better when it’s combined with onion, raisins, sunflowers seeds, and a powerful superfood, broccoli. Broccoli is packed with vitamins, especially vitamin C. Lately, this is a vitamin that I have been looking for in produce so I can add it into my diet! Raisins decrease the likelihood of gum disease and cavities. Also, you should definitely eat more sunflower seeds. As you know, they’re commonly known for reducing heart disease and improving the skin. You can enjoy this salad as a side dish. But, it tastes great just on its own.
What do I need to make this recipe?
Broccoli provides your body with protein and fiber. Fiber supports your gut and lowers cholesterol levels.
Strawberries are a low-calorie food which gives your body polyphenols. These antioxidants support blood pressure and help with circulation.
Bacon contain iron and magnesium, as well as potassium.
Red onion has compounds that protect against ulcers and some cancers.
Sunflower seeds contain vitamin E, which supports your skin and vision.
Raisins have potassium. Potassium supports fluid balance regulation. Keeping your diet strong in potassium will help lower blood pressure.
Sweet Broccoli Salad with Strawberries and Easy Greek Yogurt Dressing
- cutting board
- salad bowl
- small bowl
- mixing spoon
- 3 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 head broccoli, chopped
- ¼ red onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 pint strawberries, chopped
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 pinch salt
- Place chopped bacon in a heat skillet. Sauté till bacon is crisp.
- Combine broccoli, onion, raisins, and seeds together.
- When ready to serve, add the strawberries and bacon to the salad mix.
Greek yogurt dressing:
- Combine Greek yogurt, maple syrup, dijon mustard, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
- When ready to serve, gently toss salad with Greek yogurt dressing.