Broccoli Salad without Mayo

This is a lower-calorie version of the classic. You can alter the amounts to suit your tastes. You won't miss the bacon and mayo! Crisp, fresh broccoli combined with sweet cranberries, nuts, and low-calorie dressing. Beautiful, bright, side dish for the holidays!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 small sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets

  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries

  • cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • cup light ranch dressing (such as Kraft®)

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Saute sweet onion and garlic in the hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Combine broccoli, onion mixture, cranberries, and walnuts in a serving bowl. Mix in salad dressing and season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

You can use low-calorie creamy cucumber or Caesar dressing instead of ranch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
9g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 46mg 230%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 230mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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