June 14, 2024

I love this broccoli salad recipe because I usually have these ingredients in my refrigerator and I can make it any time without too much thought or prep. I made it for a friend the other night with a few other of my favorite salads, and we had a light, but incredibly satisfying, meal.

To make this Mediterranean
broccoli salad recipe, you will need some fresh and wholesome ingredients. Here is your vegetarian shopping list: fresh broccoli, olive oil, almonds, kalamata olives, feta cheese, lemons, whole-grain mustard, maple syrup, fresh herbs and shallots.

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Serve this
Mediterranean salad for lunch or as a side dish with dinner. We served it with delicious lemon feta potatoes to make a complete meal.

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Cuisine: Mediterranean

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 4



  • 2 large heads broccoli, washed and cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cups roasted almonds or other nuts (if you don’t have roasted nuts see Recipe Notes)
  • 10 kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 lemon, washed and zested (save the juice for the dressing)


  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon, oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • 2 teaspoons shallots, minced

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Recipe Notes

  • If you only have raw nuts, place them in a skillet on medium heat and gently stir and cook until golden brown.

  • Real maple syrup is best for this recipe.

  • Store any leftover salad in an airtight food container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Here’s how to make it: 

  1. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli in the 2 tablespoons olive oil and some salt and pepper. Place broccoli on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for about 40 minutes, or until it is soft and brown. (Be careful not to burn it.)

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  2. While the broccoli cooks, combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl or jar and set aside. When the broccoli is finished cooking, transfer into a salad bowl and add the olives, feta, lemon zest and roasted nuts.

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  3. Top with salad dressing and toss to combine.

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 209

Total Fat: 17.7g

Saturated Fat: 3.8g

Cholesterol: 11mg

Sodium: 270mg

Total Carbohydrate: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 2.7g

Total Sugars: 5g

Protein: 4.7g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 119mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 246mg

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