The first time that I had a broccoli salad was when I was trying a little bit of everything from an all-you-can-eat buffet. It was tasty, but it was really sweet and really mayonnaise-y. Still, I liked the idea of making a coleslaw-like side salad with broccoli; I just wanted to make a healthier version.
So, I did a couple things differently with this salad. First, I added more veggies – carrots and celery – to give it even more crunch. Second, I used light mayonnaise and Greek yogurt in the dressing (I use Greek yogurt in almost everything because it’s such a great substitute for everything from butter to oil to mayonnaise to sour cream). I also used just enough sugar to make the dressing sweet and tangy without it being overly sugary.