Simple Marinated Broccoli


My aunt used to make this delicious marinated broccoli side dish when I would visit, and I recently discovered just how easy it is to make. A great way to encourage kids to eat their broccoli! Blanching of broccoli or any form of cooking broccoli is not recommended for this recipe; it tastes best with raw, chilled broccoli.

close up view of Marinated Broccoli in a blue bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian salad dressing mix (such as Good Seasons®)

  • 3 heads broccoli, cut into florets


  1. Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, and Italian dressing mix in a sealable container; shake vigorously.

  2. Add broccoli and toss to coat with marinade; cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
19g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 134mg 669%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 485mg 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.

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