Broccoli Chopped Salad with Cilantro & Lime

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 side-dish servings 1x


A simple and delicious chopped salad made with broccoli, lime and cilantro!



  • 4 medium broccoli crowns (about 1.25 lbs) cut into small florets and small tender stem pieces
  • 2 medium limes
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 gren onions, very thinly sliced crosswise (green and white parts)
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Steam the broccoli in a steamer for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly tender and bright green. Transfer to a medium bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
  2. Meanwhile, grate 1-1/2 teaspoons of lime zest from the limes and squeeze 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
  3. Add the oil, lime zest and lime juice to cooled broccoli; toos to coat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss in the cilantro and green onions.


Storage: Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Variation: Add a 15 ounce can of drained, rinsed black beans to the salad to make it main0dish worthy.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of salad
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 2.7 g
  • Sodium: 41 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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