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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!
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
Calories 267kcal


  • 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


  • 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!



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