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Light and Crunchy Broccoli Salad

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Light and Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Light and Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Jessica Braider
While traditional broccoli salads tend to be creamy, this one is light and refreshing with a honey-dijon vinaigrette that you will love.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 heads broccoli florets and stems chopped into small pieces, about 8 cups
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 shallots quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashews or cooked bacon optional


  • Steam the broccoli in the microwave or on the stovetop (with an inch of water if cooking on the stove) for 2 minutes until it is bright green, but not soft.
  • Meanwhile, combine the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, mustard and soy sauce.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, cover and chill it for at least an hour and up to 3 days. Serve cold, seasoned with salt and black pepper, if desired.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 80, Total Fat: 4g, 6%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 2.5%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 162mg, 6.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 10g, 3.5%; Dietary Fiber: 3g, 10.5%; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 3g
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Keyword Dairy-Free, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Make-Ahead, Nut-Free, Picnic, Salads, Side Dish, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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