16 Flavor-Packed Broccoli Salads
Charred Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing and Spiced Crispies
Chicago chef Stephanie Izard amps up broccoli with a punchy vinaigrette, creamy blue cheese dressing and an irresistibly crunchy, butter-toasted Rice Krispies topping.
Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with Anchovy Dressing
Chris Kronner created this salad with ingredients from Scribe Winery's garden. It offers an amazing array of flavors: sweet roasted broccoli, bitter escarole, salty anchovies, sharp cheese.
Grilled Broccoli and Bread Salad with Pickled Shallots
"Grilling over an open flame is my favorite way of cooking," says Charlie Parker. "It gives food so much flavor without the need for butter." Here, he serves lightly charred broccoli and ciabatta cubes in a twist on an Italian bread-and-tomato salad. The bread soaks up all of the dressing, giving this broccoli salad a serious flavor punch. This dish makes a tasty side for summer entrees--we love to pair it with grilled salmon or turkey burgers for a delicious, healthy bite. Vegetable dishes like this one go nicely with light pilsners, like Germany's crisp, slightly bitter Bitburger, which lets vegetable flavors stand out. For wine, try a minerally Loire white.
Charred Broccoli and Red Onion Salad
Chef Ashley Christensen cuts broccoli heads into thick lengthwise slices, then grills and serves them with sweet grilled red onion. For this recipe, it's super-important to use broccoli with large, very tight heads in order to cut them into steaks.
Broccoli Matchsticks and Kale Salad
This delicious, healthy salad makes use of sweet broccoli stems.
Sautéed Broccoli and Corn Salad
This fresh broccoli and corn salad pairs tender vegetables with a lemony vinaigrette, making it a great 15-minute side dish.
Broccoli Salad with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette
This simple broccoli salad gets an Asian twist with ginger, miso and toasted sesame seeds.
Creamy Broccoli-Fennel Slaw with Pine Nuts
This light and refreshing winter salad makes use of broccoli stems.
Lemony Broccoli Salad
Go-to Side Dish: This broccoli dish gets flavor from a knockout vinaigrette: olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest and shallot come together as a tangy, delicious dressing.
Shaved Broccoli and Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese
The combination of creamy goat cheese, fresh herbs, thin and crunchy vegetables with rich olive oil, lemon, and a little salt is addictive. If you have a mandoline, it's great to use it here.
Broccoli-Orzo Salad with Orange and Arugula
This bright broccoli and orzo pasta salad is tossed in a citrus vinaigrette made from the juices of supreming oranges into bite-sized wedges.
Creamy Cabbage and Broccoli Slaw
Crinkly-leafed Savoy cabbage pairs beautifully with broccoli, but if you can't find it, regular green cabbage will do just fine.
Broccoli and Edamame Salad with Soy Vinaigrette
Blanched broccoli gets mixed with fresh edamame in this great salad, which has a delicious lemon-garlic dressing.
Shaved Broccoli with Mustard-Dill Dressing
This tangy and herbaceous mustard-dill dressing is also terrific spooned over simply prepared vegetables, such as new potatoes or roasted asparagus.
Roasted Broccoli with Broccoli Stem Vinaigrette
Roasting broccoli gives it a wonderful sweetness and crunch, making it a welcome side dish to any meal.