Broccoli Salad with Margarita Dressing


A quick salad that is made with raw broccoli, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and a few other ingredients that marinate in a simple olive oil and lime dressing. Perfect way to use up all those cherry tomatoes in the garden.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 head broccoli, chopped

  • 2 cups torn romaine lettuce

  • 1 ½ cups grape tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms

  • 1 small red onion, sliced

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup shredded white Cheddar cheese


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

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

  3. Pour lime dressing over vegetables; toss to combine.

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

Cook's Note:

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 60mg 302%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 449mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.