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Broccoli Salad with Margarita Dressing


"A quick salad that is made with raw broccoli, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and a few other ingredients that marinate in a simple olive oil and lime dressing. Perfect way to use up all those cherry tomatoes in the garden."
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2 h 20 m servings 167 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Mix broccoli, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, and red onion in a large bowl with a lid.
  2. Place olive oil, lime juice, honey, cilantro, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a blender; blend until smooth.
  3. Pour lime dressing over vegetables; toss to combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate salad for at least 2 hours before topping with white Cheddar cheese and serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Dried coriander or parsley can be used in lieu of fresh cilantro, just reduce to 2 teaspoons. Any favorite cheese can be used for a topping.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 32 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I added a touch of california chili powder to the dressing, not much--just enough to give it the flavor of chili powder with a small hint of heat. The combination of ingredients in this salad is...

Most helpful critical review

Sorry. This was OK. Probably won't make again.

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I added a touch of california chili powder to the dressing, not much--just enough to give it the flavor of chili powder with a small hint of heat. The combination of ingredients in this salad is...

DELICIOUS and so refreshing! The dressing really makes this stand out from the rest...LOVED the slightly sweet, tanginess of the dressing w/ the creaminess of the cheese and the crunch of the br...

I’m delighted to be one of the first to make and review Sherri’s recently published recipe! First let me tell you, we loved this!! We like broccoli in this house, so as soon as I saw this reci...

This is a light and refreshing salad. The dressing totally made it for my husband and I. I did the let ingredients marinade before serving, omitting the mushrooms (not a fan) and using a slice...

I usually avoid trying any recipe with less than 10 reviews but this one sounded so good. I used cherry tomatoes and omitted the mushrooms (yuck) and used about 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (we LOVE ...

This was very good! Everyone is right, the dressing makes this! Next time I would decrease the cumin a tad, but that could be a personal taste. I used parsley in lieu of cilantro. I made it the ...

THis salad was really good, and a big hit for cinco de mayo. I think I didn't add enough lime juice, I only had two limes. Next time I will use 3 or 3.5, but this salad is very tasty and light a...

I made this the other night to serve with grilled cajun chicken. I didn't use the mushrooms just because I don't like raw mushrooms. The salad was fantastic - thanks for the new summer recipe.

Sorry. This was OK. Probably won't make again.