Broccoli, Grapes, and Chicken Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Author: Heather Bursch
  • 1 head of broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup of red seedless grapes halved
  • 2 cups of diced cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
  • Optional Ingredients: (not included in nutritional information)
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped or sliced
  • 1-2 bacon slices cooked crisp and crumbled
  • Spinach greens as an additional bottom layer topped with broccoli chicken mixture.
  • Yogurt Dressing Below!
  1. Fill a metal strainer with the broccoli pieces and set in your sink.
  2. Bring a teapot or stovetop pot of water to boil. Pour boiling water over broccoli slowly, so all pieces get covered with boiling water.
  3. Rinse hot broccoli with cold water for about a minute to stop the cooking. The broccoli should turn a bright shade of green. Let broccoli cool and dry in a colander.
  4. Prep grapes, chicken, sunflower seeds, and dressing.
  5. When ready to make a salad, take a clean lint-free towel or paper towels and gently squeeze broccoli by the fist full. You don't want any water left sitting inside your broccoli. They hold water like a sponge and will water down your dressing.
  6. Once broccoli is dry and gently squeezed, put pieces in a large bowl with chicken, grapes, sunflower seeds, and onion or bacon if you are using.
  7. Add a couple of tablespoons of dressing at a time until perfectly coated, save the remainder. If you are prepping ahead, leave off the dressing until it's time to serve or eat.
  8. Salt and pepper your salad to taste if needed.
Makes 4 servings.
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