SKINNY BROCCOLI SALAD WITH A POPPY SEED DRESSING - EASY TO MAKE - APPETIZERS


There is nothing skinny tasting about this Skinny Broccoli Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing! It’s loaded with chunks of apples, fresh blueberries, and dressed in a poppy seed dressing that’s been sweetened with honey.

Sometimes it takes an act of congress for me to eat my vegetables. Seriously. I mean, I have come a long way, from where I used to be. I have always eaten lettuce, it’s the one green vegetable that I will totally eat, every time. The others though, I’m ify. I lucked out with kids that will eat almost anything that you put in front of them. They did not get that after me! I never ate one vegetable that was ever put on my plate growing up. After nearly getting sick from being forced to try a green bean, my parents never made me try anything again. I am sure it was probably all in my head, but either way, I got out of having anything vegetable related on my plate that wasn’t lettuce, or a carrot.

I’ve come a long way though. I like all sorts of vegetables now, most of them green. For some reason, I have to be in the mood to consume them. I make a vegetable every night with dinner, whether it’s part of a one pan meal, or as a side. Sometimes I’ll eat it, and sometimes I want. Even if it’s something that I do actually like. One vegetable side dish that I’ve never turned down is this Skinny Broccoli Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing.

Perhaps it’s the fruit. I do love apples and blueberries. Or maybe it’s the poppy seed dressing. The dressing is pretty yummy! Whatever it is, this is always one vegetable side that I can count on eating, without question. If I notice that I haven’t been eating vegetables lately, I’ll whip this up quickly, since it doesn’t require any cooking, and I will also munch on this for lunch or a snack. One little tip that I do make sure that I do when making this…I only use small florets! This makes it easier to pair a slice of apple or plump blueberry with a floret on my fork. I totally sound like a kid! Ha!

If you have a picky eater, make this, and have them give it a go. It’s far easier to try something when paired with a favorite fruit. Are you a picky eater? What about your kids? What’s the one thing they refuse to eat? Or perhaps you refuse to eat?

Skinny Broccoli Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing

There is nothing skinny tasting about this Skinny Broccoli Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing! It's loaded with chunks of apples, fresh blueberries, and dressed in a poppy seed dressing that's been sweetened with honey. 

Author Joanna

Ingredients

Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds

Salad

  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli florets
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 large apple, diced

Instructions:

Mix together the ingredients for the dressing, and set aside. In a large bowl toss together the broccoli, blueberries and apples. Pour the dressing over the top, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least and hour prior to serving.

Read the recipe in the source: Everydaymadefresh.com


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