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

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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3 cups broccoli florets*

10-12 seedless red grapes

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 red onion, diced

1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple, cut into small pieces

2 slices bacon

1/2 cup buttery almonds


4 oz. plain Greek yogurt

1/2 T sugar

1 T apple cider vinegar

Cook bacon until crispy.  Drain and set aside to cool.  Combine the rest of ingredients in a salad bowl.  Mix dressing in a separate bowl.

Add salad dressing to salad and toss to coat ingredients well. Bacon can be stirred in or used as a garnish.

*cut off most of the stem end and slice florets in 1/2 or 1/4s for easier eating

Buttery Almonds

2 cups sliced almonds {or pecan halves, walnuts}

1 T real butter

1 T olive oil

1/4 cup brown sugar

kosher salt to taste

Melt butter in olive oil in skillet over medium low heat. Add nuts and brown sugar. Cook and stir until nuts begin to brown and caramelize. Season with salt to taste. Watch carefully to avoid burning nuts. Turn nuts out onto wax paper to set. Store cooled nuts in a jar in the pantry.


for another printable version of Crazy Good Broccoli Salad click here





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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! 😉 pinned.


  12. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like how colorful and easy it is and healthy too! 💕🥦 Thanks Jenna for the recipe! 😃


  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?


  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 🙂


  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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