Broccoli Salad (Recipe)

June 28, 2023

Broccoli Salad (Recipe)


✅ 2 medium heads broccoli chopped into small pieces (~6 cups)

✅ 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided

✅ 1/4 teaspoon salt

✅ 1/4 medium red onion finely diced

✅ 1 large red pepper diced

✅ 1/4 cup dried cranberries
✅ 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

✅ 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

✅ 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

✅ 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

✅ pepper to taste


1️⃣ Begin by heating 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat.

2️⃣ When olive oil is fragrant, add the broccoli to the pan and season broccoli with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let the broccoli cook for about 3 minutes, stirring periodically.

3️⃣ After 3 minutes of cooking, add the red onion to the pan and cook for an additional 2 minutes. You want the broccoli to start to brown a bit, but not get mushy!

4️⃣ Remove the broccoli and onion from heat and transfer into a large bowl.

5️⃣ Add the red pepper, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and feta cheese to the bowl and mix all of the ingredients together.

6️⃣ Finally, drizzle on lemon juice, remaining olive oil, and balsamic vinegar over the salad and mix one final time.

7️⃣ Add more salt and pepper to taste and enjoy immediately or place in the refrigerator for a meal prep salad.


Servings : 4-6
Ready in : 5 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 174kcal

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