An even healthier broccoli, apple and bacon salad

A crunchy, salty, crispy, zingy, tangy salad made with broccoli, apple, bacon, cheese and peanuts - and a healthier dressing made mostly with Greek yogurt. So delicious by itself or served with grilled fish or meat.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, bacon, broccoli salad, healthy food, salad, warm salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Calories 210kcal
Author Helen


For the salad

  • 5 - 6 slices of bacon sliced into small pieces
  • a little oil of your choice for cooking the bacon
  • 1 broccoli (1 small to medium head), thoroughly washed
  • 2 apples (small)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 onion onion small, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 large handful of salted peanuts
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Fry the bacon in the oil until starting to crisp, then set aside (8 - 10 minutes).
  • Discard the ‘woody’ end part of the broccoli stalk, then chop the rest of the stalk finely. Then separate the broccoli heads into really small florets. Put the florets and chopped stalk into a large bowl.
  • Slice the apple (no need to peel) into small pieces and put them into a small bowl. Squeeze the juice of the lemon all over the apple, then add the apple and any extra juice to the large bowl with the broccoli.
  • Now add the onion, cheese and peanuts.
  • Stir all of the dressing ingredients together well in a medium-sized bowl, then add to the salad. Add black pepper to taste. Mix really well.


You could substitute the apple for grapes and the peanuts for pecans or walnuts if you like. This salad is also delicious with a handful of raisins added.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 144.8mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1.4mg