Broccoli Caesar Salad

Broccoli Caesar Salad is a delightful fusion of tender boiled broccoli paired with a homemade Caesar salad dressing. Tailored for health-conscious individuals, this dish stands out as keto-friendly, low-carb, and gluten-free.

Serving as a nutritious side dish, it effortlessly complements any meal, ensuring you get a dose of wholesome vegetables. Beyond its health benefits, its ease of preparation is noteworthy, promising a flavorful experience in under 5 minutes with minimal prep time.

Broccoli Caesar salad served in a white bowl being picked up with a fork.

How to make Broccoli Caesar Salad?

Directions

  1. Combine mayo, garlic, Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire, lemon juice, mustard, anchovy, salt and black pepper in a food processor and pulse until seamlessly blended to make Caesar dressing.
  2. Section broccoli into bite-sized pieces and boil for approximately 90 seconds, achieving your preferred tenderness. Immediately rinse the broccoli under cold water to halt the cooking.
  3. In a large bowl, drizzle the Caesar dressing over the broccoli, toss to coat evenly, and serve chilled.

Broccoli cut into bite size pieces on a cutting board.

What ingredients do I need to make broccoli Caesar salad?

Ingredients

  • Broccoli – broccoli florets only, cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Mayonnaise – your choice of American style mayo.
  • Garlic  fresh garlic clove.
  • Parmesan Cheese – grated.
  • Worcestershire Sauce Worcestershire Sauce packed in a bottle. Found in grocery stores.
  • Lemon Juice – fresh lemon juice.
  • Mustard – yellow or Dijon.
  • Anchovy Fillets  canned anchovies packed in oil.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese – fresh shaved Parmesan.

What to do with leftover Caesar broccoli?

For leftovers, store the broccoli and Caesar dressing separately in airtight containers. The broccoli remains fresh in the fridge for 5-7 days, while the Caesar dressing can be kept for up to 2 weeks. The stored dressing can also be repurposed for another Caesar salad during that period.

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Broccoli being tossed with Caesar dressing in a mixing bowl.

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Broccoli Caesar salad served in a white bowl.

Broccoli Caesar Salad

Discover the flavors of Broccoli Caesar Salad, a healthy delight that perfectly marries tender broccoli with a zesty homemade Caesar dressing. Ideal as a low-carb and gluten-free side dish, this salad is sure to become a favorite. Dive into this easy-to-make culinary treat today!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: broccoli caesar salad, broccoli salad, caesar broccoli
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a small food processor combine mayonnaise, garlic, Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire, lemon juice, mustard, anchovy fillets, salt and black pepper. Pulse until well combined and set aside.
  • Prepare broccoli by removing the stems and cutting the crown down to bite-size pieces.
  • In a stovetop pot, add water and bring to boil on high heat. Once boiling, add in broccoli and boil for 90 seconds or until desired tenderness. Immediate run broccoli under cold water to stop the cooking process, completely strain out the water, and then transfer to a large mixing bowl. Note - it's important that minimal water remains in the broccoli otherwise it will dilute the flavors.
  • Combine dressing from step 2) with boiled broccoli to liking, toss, and transfer to a serving plate. Enjoy cool/chilled!

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 913IU | Vitamin C: 123mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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