Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Good Broccoli Salad

This salad is a MUST MAKE!

It has a little bit of everything…

2 vegetables, broccoli and onion

2 fruits, grapes and pineapple

plus 4 sources of protein,

cheese, bacon, nuts and Greek yogurt!

Winner winner Tuesday dinner!

Crispy bacon and fresh pineapple

It’s another Rainbow in a Bowl meal

Green broccoli florets, bluish purple grapes, purple onions, red bacon, orange cheddar, yellow pineapple and light brown almonds

Your taste buds will dance!

The dressing is healthy, and could not be easier

Stir sugar and vinegar into the yogurt

note: if you are totally anti yogurt, substitute mayonnaise

Leftovers were great the next day!

This recipe is adapted from Plain Chicken, Stephanie always is coming up with easy, crowd pleasers!

Crazy Good Broccoli Salad

broccoli combined with pineapple, bacon, cheese, almonds and grapes for a crazy good salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 3



  • 3 cups Broccoli florets
  • 12 red grapes,
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple, cut in small pieces
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttery almonds


  • 4 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Buttery Almonds

  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • kosher salt


Buttery Almonds

  • Melt butter with olive oil in skillet over medium heat
  • Add almonds and sprinkle with brown sugar and salt to taste
  • Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes until nuts begin to caramelize, watching carefully
  • Turn out onto wax or parchment paper and add another sprinkle of salt. Let cool and then break into small clusters and store in the pantry in a jar with a lid

Greek Yogurt Dressing

  • Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl or jar


  • Cut off broccoli stems and cut florets into small pieces
  • Wash grapes, dry and cut in half
  • Combine all the salad ingredients in a salad bowl and add salad dressing, a little at a time, until salad is dressed to your taste


This salad will keep well for several days in the refrigerator
Keyword almonds, bacon, broccoli, cheese, grapes, Greek yogurt, pineapple,, salad



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41 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Good Broccoli Salad”
  1. Rita C. says:

    That’s got to be one of the weirdest combinations I’ve ever seen, even though I like each and every ingredient in that bowl! I would try it!

  2. Benita says:

    Jenna, I am not a broccoli fan, but that salad looks interesting. According to my husband, and probably any man, bacon makes everything better! Have a great one! Hugs!

  3. Michelle says:

    I would never have thought of putting all of these together, but it actually looks really good!

  4. I’ve never had it with pineapple. I will definitely try this soon!

  5. I made my very similar broccoli salad on Sunday. The addition of pineapple sounds delish! I will definitely give it a try!

  6. Sharon Mann says:

    I love broccoli, what a colorful and textured salad. My kind of food!

  7. creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com says:

    YUM! Looks so good. I love making salads like this. Especially when anything goes! I normally make a good broccoli salad at Christmas and I always look forward to it. Hugs and blessings dear lady.

  8. Jodi says:

    What a GREAT twist on broccoli salad! YES YES YES! Broccoli is my favorite vegetable!

  9. That really does sound like a flavorful combination Jenna! Have a great week:@)

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, my taste buds are dancing just reading your combination of these flavors. A must try for sure for me with all of these favorites. And, I love one bowl meals………..

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    I’m in, sounds good to me! πŸ˜‰ pinned.

  12. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like how colorful and easy it is and healthy too! πŸ’•πŸ₯¦ Thanks Jenna for the recipe! πŸ˜ƒ

  13. The pineapple is an extra nice touch. I can see this one turning up in my kitchen sometime soon!

  14. This looks and sounds delicious, especially as a summer salad. How many grapes do we need? It’s not mentioned in your recipe?

    • hi Catherine, 10-12 grapes, really it’s up to you…thanks so much for telling me they were missing in the recipe, it’s fixed now! This salad is amazing and it can keep for several days.

  15. Mary says:

    Jenna, My MIL made a version of your broccoli salad without the pineapple. Hers had pecans and was loaded with Duke’s mayo instead of yogurt but it was crazy good πŸ™‚

  16. This sounds perfectly delightful! I have two broccoli salads that I make and love, but why not add a third one to my repertoire!

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Your Broccoli Salad does look like it is crazy good, can’t wait to try this one. Hope you have a very special holiday and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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