Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad



  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F and evenly spread the broccoli on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the broccoli is soft and slightly charred
  2. Line a second rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a cooling rack on top of the foil
  3. Lay the bacon strips on the rack and bake for 10-15 minutes, until desired crispness. The bacon will be done before the broccoli. When cool enough to touch, crumble the bacon and set aside
  4. When the broccoli is finished, cool it in the refrigerator and wait to use it until it is completely cooled
  5. Meanwhile, make the ranch dressing by combining all of the ingredients together in a food processor and mixing until smooth. (Halve the existing recipe!)
  6. When the broccoli is cool, mix it together in a large bowl with the ranch dressing, Parmesan, and bacon. Squeeze the lemon juice over it, season it with salt and pepper, and toss gently to evenly coat


Smart Points: 2