Creamy Low-Fat Broccoli Salad [Recipe]

Creamy Low-Fat Broccoli Salad [Recipe]

This recipe is inspired by the Drake family who have been dominating their macros for over 300 days now! Check out Justin Drake’s transformation on the blog and stay tuned for Ashley’s interview coming soon!

When the Drakes first started tracking their macros, like most people they realized that hitting their protein every day was a real struggle. So they got creative with their go to family recipes and casseroles and found sneaky ways to meet their protein needs. This broccoli salad is one of them that I got the pleasure to enjoy at our meet & greet on the Kentucky leg of our tour where we gave nutrition seminars at Rich City CrossFitCrossFit Regeneration and Bourbon Barrel CrossFit.

Here’s Justin cooking up a storm for the occasion. Baked Ziti, Hearty Baked Beans, Pizza rolls, shredded chicken & broccoli salad were just some of the delicious macro meals on offer.

So that’s where the inspiration for this recipe comes from. Check out the nutrition facts below. This creamy broccoli salad is super low fat and serves up 13g of protein per serving! Just what this bunch of flexible eaters needed for all that flexing on the J-Town beach volleyball court 😉

This is such a perfect side dish to go along with those carb and fat-heavy foods you typically find at your summer picnics and BBQs. Not only that but it will literally take you 5 minutes to make if you buy your broccoli florets pre-chopped. Such a great way to get your greens and micronutrients in too. You know we love donuts but we’re all about living in that 80/20 world, feeding and fueling your body with nutrition foods 80% of the time and keeping yourself sane with treats and foods you love 20% of the time. So what are you waiting for, give this recipe a go for your next family dinner or picnic potluck!


Creamy Low-Fat Broccoli Salad

Roz Ackerman
Here's a side dish that you can whip up in under 10 minutes making it perfect for any gathering when you have multiple dishes to prepare. Prep your salad and dressing in advance and then mix the yogurt dressing with your broccoli salad about 30 minutes before serving to maintain maximum freshness and that satisfying crunch.  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 117 kcal


  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 slices Applegate Turkey bacon cooked crispy and chopped
  • 1 cup fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 300 g broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • Using a small mixing bowl combine the greek yogurt and vinegar. You want the yogurt to be a little thinned out but still creamy.
  • In a large salad bowl mix the broccoli florets with the red onion, dried cranberries and bacon.
  • Pour the yogurt dressing over the top and toss until the broccoli is evenly coated.
  • Season to taste and enjoy!


In order to measure out 1 serving make sure you weigh your large salad bowl before you add all your ingredients. Weigh the salad again once you have combined everything and then subtract the original weight of the bowl. Take the total weight and divide it by 4 to calculate the weight of each serving and then portion out each serving into separate containers or separate bowls.


Serving: 4bowlsCalories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 12gFat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 242mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin C: 31.4mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Broccoli
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