Lemon Broccoli Salad | 24 Recipes for a Casual Easter Potluck

Lemon Broccoli Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Author: Caroline Lindsey
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  • 24 oz broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of one lemon, or bottled lemon juice, about 1/4 cup


  • Put broccoli in a large, microwave safe bowl with a splash of water and cover. Steam broccoli in the microwave for 5-8 minutes or until it's crisp but has lost the "raw" texture.
  • Chill until cold. A couple hours in the fridge should do it, but please see my notes in the post for quicker alternatives.
  • When broccoli is cold, toss with olive oil, salt, and garlic powder. Add lemon juice and toss again. Adjust seasonings to taste (see notes in post).