Broccoli Salad – An Updated Version

Updated Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is one of those things that has a way of showing up every year for Thanksgiving or Christmas or both.  I mean, it really is delicious, and it is easy, and it is red and green too, so it looks festive.  This year I decided to update the flavors a bit, so that it is not the same old broccoli salad, but is just as delicious.  This is not the healthy version like the one I did at Daily Dish Magazine, but I’m in the holiday mood, which is not the dieting mood.  You could easily leave out the bacon and use all yogurt for the dressing to make it healthier.  At any rate, this is wonderful tasting and that is what I was going for.  I really like it better than the original.  The fresh pomegranate arils are nicer than dried fruit in my opinion, and well, I just have this irrational love of Gorgonzola and walnuts together, so to me this is perfect!

Broccoli Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 8
  • 2 head broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces (about 8 to 10 cups)
  • ⅔ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup crisp fried bacon, crumbled
  • 6 oz. fat free Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup light mayonaise
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps. honey
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Gently, toss together broccoli, walnuts, pomegranate arils, cheese, and bacon being careful not to break open the arils.
  2. Whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour over broccoli and stir gently to evenly distribute.


Potato Bacon Bites for Man Food Mondays

Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites Happy Monday folks. I have a very tasty appetizer for you this morning, Potato Bacon Bites for Man Food Mondays.  I have wanted to do this for a few months now, I can tell you that this is one tasty dish for watching the weekends football games. I mean what could be better than little slices of baked potato wrapped in bacon and coated in a warm creamy cheese dip?

Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites

This  is a fairly quick and easy dish, it takes about an hour to do start to finish and there is very little mess involved. I used the smaller sized round/fingerling potatoes about 1 inch in diameter.  You can use larger baking potatoes just cut them into 1 1/2 inch chunks so they cook evenly.  The ones I used were a mix of white, red and purple potatoes, I wanted to be festive :).  Your going to need a cookie sheet covered with either parchment paper or aluminum foil and a few wooden tooth picks to hold the bacon on the potatoes.

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  1. says

    I looooooove broccoli and this is a wonderful salad!
    I find if very unique as I’ve never tried broccoli with walnuts and cheese (I will omit the bacon and it’s forbidden for us)

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