Lemon-Lime Cold Broccoli Salad

Lemon-Lime Cold Broccoli Salad

One of the secrets to eating enough veggies is to learn HOW you like your veggies prepared. Not a fan of cooked or streamed broccoli? Give this cold broccoli lime salad a try! By blanching your broccoli florets, they turn out slightly tender but still retain some of their crisp crunch. It’s a fun textural change, and so easy to prepare! Simply toss your broccoli florets in a pot of boiling water until they’re vibrant green but still firm.

Or, turn this cold broccoli salad into a dorm friendly meal by cooking broccoli in the microwave! All you need is a microwave-safe bowl, a splash of water, and a plate to cover the bowl. Then, let your blanched broccoli cool before tossing in your desired dressing. For this cold broccoli salad recipe, I used a simple oil and vinegar dressing with a refreshing lemon-lime twist! Prep a batch to keep in the fridge during the week, and getting those veggies in is EASY.


  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 lime juice & zest
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 shallot minced
  • Procedure

  • Blanch broccoli in boiling water 2-3 minutes, until vibrant green but still firm.
  • Or, to cook broccoli in microwave, add florets to a microwave-safe bowl with a few tablespoons of water. Cover with a plate and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Add cooled broccoli and toss to coat.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Lasts 3-4 days in the fridge, or longer if you keep the dressing separate.
  • 3g fiber | 2g sugars | 5g net carbs
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 cup
    5 servings
    Calories: 88

    • 8g Carbs

    • 6g Fat

    • 3g Protein

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