Broccoli Caesar salad served in a white bowl

Broccoli Caesar Salad

If you love Caesar dressing, you will love this delicious broccoli salad too!  Tender and fresh boiled broccoli tossed in a rich and creamy homemade Caesar dressing.  So simple, so good!

Broccoli Caesar Salad served in a bowl with fork

My Caesar salad dressing is hands down the most requested dish by my family and friends.

It’s the dish that I bring to potlucks/gatherings and I can always count on at least a couple of people asking me for the recipe.  It’s that good!

It’s so delicious that I had to make another dish that accompanied this awesome Caesar dressing and what better choice than to use a wholesome healthy green vegetable like broccoli!

To be honest, I have been dipping broccoli in my Caesar dressing for years but I never thought about tossing it together to make a salad out of it.

So if you’re looking for a healthy and flavorful vegetable dish, give this delicious broccoli Caesar salad dressing a try!

Broccoli being tossed with Caesar dressing in a mixing bowl

What is broccoli salad?

Broccoli salad is boiled or steamed broccoli cooked to preferred tenderness, then tossed in a delicious creamy homemade Caesar dressing.

What are the different ways you can prepare broccoli?

You can boil, steam, roast, or even eat broccoli raw.  If you prefer to steam your broccoli, just add a little bit of water in a stove top pot, bring it to a boil, place the broccoli on top of a steaming rack, and steam for 4-6 minutes.

Broccoli cut into bite size pieces on a cutting board

What makes this broccoli salad recipe a wholesome healthy choice?

Not only is broccoli a delicious low carb vegetable (2g net carbs 1/2 cup), but it’s also packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber.  Consuming broccoli may have a variety of health benefits including, reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, lowering blood sugar, supporting a healthy gut and digestion.

Cut bite size broccoli next to lettuce leaf and cucumbers

What are other healthy vegetables you can add to broccoli salad?

You can add in any type of preferred vegetable to broccoli salad from romaine lettuce, to cucumbers, to bell peppers.

For this recipe, you should be able to pick up everything you need a your local supermarket!

Now, let’s get making absolutely the best Broccoli Salad ever!

Prepping Time 5M

Total Time 5M

Net Carb/Serv ~5g

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Broccoli Crowns
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves (more or less depending on preference)
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard or Dijon Mustard
  • 2-3 Anchovy Fillets (Canned)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Shaved Parmesan Cheese (optional topping)

 

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) 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.

3) Prepare broccoli by removing the stems and cutting the crown down to bite-size pieces.

4) 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.

5) Combine dressing from step 2) with boiled broccoli to liking, toss, and transfer to a serving plate.  Enjoy cool/chilled!

Hope you enjoy your super easy and healthy broccoli caesar salad!

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Broccoli Caesar Salad served in a bowl with fork

 

Broccoli Caesar Salad served in a bowl

 

Broccoli Caesar salad served in a white bowl

Broccoli Caesar Salad

If you love Caesar dressing, you will love this delicious broccoli salad too! Tender and fresh boiled broccoli tossed in a rich and creamy homemade Caesar dressing. So simple, so good!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: boiled broccoli, broccoli salad, simple recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Broccoli Crowns
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves more or less depending on preference
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard or Dijon Mustard
  • 2-3 Anchovy Fillets Canned
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Shaved Parmesan Cheese optional topping

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!

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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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