Broccoli Salad with Greek Flair


Broccoli Salad

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

I was knocking my head about what to write in this post. I am sure most of you have heard about what is going on here. It is one of those times you don’t feel like cooking or making anything, because circumstances have vested a dark shadow all over you and you just don’t have the stamina to do whatever you were supposed to do.

Broccoli Salad
It is sad for me to see my country dragged and slandered like this, but on the other hand I feel like much of this is our doing. I could write pages and pages to explain to you whatever has happened to this beautiful country, but I am afraid this will only tire you. I just want to say that from this entire situation people who worked hard and honestly all the previous years will too pay an expensive price; people who paid their taxes down to a penny and were lawful citizens will suffer from the consequences of what is going on. Is it fair? No, it isn’t, but that’s how democracy works and this is something one must keep in mind.

Broccoli Salad
With all these in mind and since I had absolutely no will of making anything this past weekend, I decided to revamp a classic broccoli salad. I wanted something lighter regarding calories and with flavors that have the Greek aroma. I also decided to add strawberries since I love them in salads. This is a perfect light meal for anyone and if you add some chicken or ham, it is right on its own. You can make the sauce one day before and mix it with the vegetables the same day a couple of hours before serving it. Very refreshing, tasty and with less calories than the usual one.

Broccoli Salad

 

4.9 from 14 reviews
Broccoli Salad with Greek Flair
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Salad
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: International
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Sauce
  • ½ cup mayo 3% fat
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt 2% fat
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water
  • Salt, pepper
For the Salad
  • 500 gr. broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 pepper, sliced
  • 6 strawberries, cut in small pieces
  • 2 tbsp graviera cheese or Parmigiano reggiano
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and put in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight.
For the Salad
  1. Mix all veggies, fruits, cheese, salt, pepper and raisins in a big bowl.
  2. Add the sauce and mix to cover all of them.
  3. Put in the fridge for an hour.
  4. Serve as it is or with meat.

 
4.9 from 14 reviews
Σαλάτα Μπρόκολο με Ελληνικό Γιαούρτι
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Σαλάτα
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Διεθνής
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για τη Σάλτσα
  • ½ φλ. μαγιονέζα 3% λιπαρά
  • ½ φλ. γιαούρτι 2% λιπαρά
  • 3 κ.σ. άσπρο ξύδι από κρασί
  • 3 κ.σ. καστανή ζάχαρη διαλυμένη σε 1 κουταλιά της σούπας ζεστό νερό
  • Αλάτι, πιπέρι
Για τη Σαλάτα
  • 500 γρ. μπρόκολο
  • ¼ φλ. σταφίδες
  • 1 καρότο, τριμμένο
  • 1 πιπέρι, κομμένο σε φέτες
  • 6 φράουλες, κομμένες σε μικρά κομμάτια
  • 2 κ.σ. τυρί γραβιέρα
  • 1 κρεμμύδι, κομμένο σε φέτες
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
Για τη Σάλτσα
  1. Ανακατέψτε όλα τα υλικά σε ένα μπολ και βάλτε τα στο ψυγείο για τουλάχιστον δύο ώρες ή όλη νύχτα.
Για τη Σαλάτα
  1. Ανακατέψτε όλα τα λαχανικά, τα φρούτα, το τυρί, το αλάτι, το πιπέρι και τις σταφίδες σε ένα μεγάλο μπολ.
  2. Προσθέστε τη σάλτσα και ανακατέψτε να καλυφθούν όλα.
  3. Βάλτε στο ψυγείο για μια ώρα.

 

52 Responses to Broccoli Salad with Greek Flair

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  1. Maria says:

    What a beautiful salad, and so healthy!
    Thanks for Sharing!

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  3. The Weekly Feature Series is live. Head on over to check out your feature and the other 24 features from the week. Here is the link so you can check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-features-series.html Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  5. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/the-sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_19.html Have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday today! Hope you have a very special day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. nipponnin says:

    I was thinking about you ever since I heard the news on television. I don’t know what the right words to tell you…I’m praying for you and your family. I hope tings work out at the end and have normalcy in your country. Take care.

    This salad, by the way is fabulous! Love the strawberry and broccoli combo!

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  11. Sissi says:

    Dear Katerina, I think the whole Europe thinks about you and wishes you the best. I cross my fingers for the positive outcome of this difficult situation and its quick solution, most of all liveable and bearable for Greek people.
    I like broccoli a lot, but have it so rarely… I love the Greek touch and the strawberry addition is incredibly original. I cannot wait to test this unusual combination.

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  13. Joanne says:

    We are thinking of you and hope you are doing okay given everything that’s going on!! I can’t even imagine.

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  15. mia maria says:

    Κάπως έτσι αισθανόμαστε όλοι Κατερίνα μου!
    Πολύ ωραία, δροσιστική σαλάτα….ότι πρέπει για το καλοκαίρι!

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  17. I love your salad with addition of raisin and strawberries, simply delightful…

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  19. I’m so sorry to hear about what is happening in Greece and hope that things will get better soon. I love broccoli salads and this sounds like a wonderful preparation!

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  21. This is such a good idea! I love your “flair”. :)

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  23. LydiaF says:

    Interesting idea to add the strawberries. My husband is a “fan” of Yanis Varoufakis so he’s been following events closely. My thoughts are with you and our other Greek friends.

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  25. Joybee says:

    This Broccoli Salad looks delicious. I love the addition of all the fruit and vegetables. It’s so colorful. I hope things start to turn around for Greece. Keep your spirits up.

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  27. bergamot says:

    Sad to see what is happening in Greece. I agree with that it is the honest hard-working citizen who is impacted the most. Our prayers are with you.
    Never tried the combination of broccoli and greek yoghurt but it looks really delicious.

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  29. I too have been watching what is happening in Greece, and am so sorry for what you are having to go through.

    This salad looks so delicious and easy too!!

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  31. I love broccoli salads, and the twist of Greek flavors to this is so fun! Great dish for summer BBQs and picnics!

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  33. I love this delicious sweet and savory salad. It’s a lovely summer recipe.

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  35. Broccoli Salad with Greek Flair, looks amazingly like summer and delicious combibned!

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  37. Erlene says:

    I’ve never had a broccoli salad with strawberries before. I’ll have to try this as my kids love broccoli and strawberries.

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  39. Miz Helen says:

    Your Broccoli Salad looks so fresh and delicious, I love the Greek flair.
    Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  41. Elena says:

    I am so sorry for what’s happening in Greece!
    This salad look so colorful and healthy, I love the addition of strawberries!

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  43. Susan says:

    I’m so sorry about what you and your country are going through, Katerina. I know how unsettling it must be for everyone. Delicious way to eat broccoli in the summer!

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  45. This is a great salad. I LOVE broccoli when paired with Greek flavors.

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  47. Sandra says:

    It is so terrible with what is going on…you always find the right words. Fresh broccoli is so delicious and your Greek flair is just the spark this dish needs!

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  49. Tara says:

    Love your gorgeous salad, great for any summer feast!!

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  51. I feel for you and your fellow countrymen. Too bad you can’t make this dish for everyone. The whole county would be happier. Love all the healthful tweaks you made on this one. YUM.

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  53. This is a wonderful twist on a classic veggie; thanks for doing this one!

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  55. Abigail says:

    I love the Greek twist you added to this delicious Broccoli Salad! Pinning to try later! :)

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  57. SO sorry for what’s happening in your country. I have been to Greece and it is the most extraordinary place. xoxo

    Thanks for sharing this salad, the combination of flavors and colors is wonderful!

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  59. I’m so sorry for what you have been dealing with in your country. Hopefully, your blog is a nice distraction and place to retreat. I love the addition of strawberries to this salad. I never would have thought of it and it makes perfects sense.

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  61. Barbara says:

    I’ve been thinking about you during this crisis, Katerina. It could easily become any or all of us as we’ve all made the same mistakes. I sincerely hope it can be resolved, seems as though there may be some hope from what I read this morning.
    Love your remake of the salad!

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  63. Linda says:

    Wonderful! Pinned. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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  65. Μια πολύ ωραια και διαφορετικη σαλάτα. Μου αρεσιε πολύ το μπροκολο οποτε θα την δοκιμασω.
    Ιδανικη για τραπεζωματα 😉
    Πάω να χαζεψω το φοβερό γλυκο στην προηγουμενη αναρτηση σου!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  67. Nadji says:

    Le peuple grec est à genoux depuis des années alors que les banques engrangent de plus en plus d’argent. Il est temps qu’on fasse plus cas de l’humain que des finances.Donnons aux Grecs le temps de se reconstruire, donnons-leur l’argent nécessaire pour se reconstruire et pas aux banques.
    Une salade pleine de couleurs et de saveurs. J’aime beaucoup.
    A bientôt

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  69. marcela says:

    OMG! I totally crave this salad! Such a wonderful broccoli creation!

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  71. This is my kind of salad…I love all of those veggies.

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  73. I love this broccoli salad with a Greek flair! Pinned and shared!

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  75. gloria says:

    Katerina Im really sorry about Grecia!
    Is absolutely a difficult time!
    Love this salad look amazing!

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  77. I love this broccoli salad. Broccoli is my favorite vegetable, and this is a great idea for a chilled broccoli dish.

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  79. I was so thinking of you actually over the weekend and wondered if you would talk about it. We need voices like you right now to decipher what is the real impact and consequence. Hope it all comes to the best possible outcome. This is a lovely simple and special salad, love the strawberries.

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  81. Looks like a very yummy salad, Katerina!

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  83. This so my kind of salad my friend! Very light and summery!

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  85. Liz says:

    I love your Greek twist on this delicious classic! I’m so sorry for the turmoil in your beloved country—fingers crossed it will be resolved soon. xo

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  87. Katerina, I hope that all gets resolved…and keep the faith. Your broccoli salad is beautiful and I can’t wait to try it.

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  89. Very tough times.. and it not something that is going to resolve quickly… This is a very interesting salad with lots of fresh flavors and colors. Just pinned, my friend!

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  91. We always add some Greek yoghurt to our salads – I like the creaminess and lower fat.

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  93. I’m glued to the news as well my friend!!
    I wish I could reach right in and help myself to the salad. I love the addition of yogurt in the sauce!!

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  95. Ola says:

    of course, we are following Greek news tryning to find our what seems to be true and what is just what the journalists are saying trying to make the news. I hope that everything will be ok at the end!

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  97. Diane says:

    Thank you for mentioning your country’s struggles, Katerina. We are all living with the sword of Damocles hanging over our Governments, and financial institutions. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your country often in these difficult days.
    I love the addition of strawberries in your broccoli salad. Just so happens I have the ingredients handy. I have been hankering for broccoli salad and this is perfect!

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  99. τέλεια και δροσιστική σαλατούλα, ότι πρέπει για το καλοκαίρι!!!
    φιλιά πολλά Κατερινάκι!

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  101. Sues says:

    Good luck with everything!! Keeping you in my thoughts!

    I LOVE Greek style food and think this is the perfect way to make a broccoli salad!

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  103. I love the idea of adding strawberry in broccoli salad…a perfect one for the season.

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