Broccoli Salad with Margarita Dressing

This quick salad is made with raw broccoli, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes and a few other ingredients that marinate in a simple olive oil and lime dressing.


6 servings


1 head broccoli, chopped
2 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
1 1/2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 small red onion, sliced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese


Mix broccoli, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, and red onion in a large bowl with a lid.

Place olive oil, lime juice, honey, cilantro, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a blender; blend until smooth.

Pour lime dressing over vegetables; toss to combine.

Cover and refrigerate salad for at least 2 hours before topping with white Cheddar cheese and serving.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Additional Information

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 167; Total Fat: 11.4 g; Cholesterol: 5 mg; Sodium: 118 mg; Total Carbs: 14.8 g; Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g; Protein: 4 g

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