Italian Broccoli Salad

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by LAURIE

This is great with an Italian dinner, esp spaghetti but try adding in some leftover cooked pasta and cooked meat (chicken is great) and you have a perfect for summer main dish salad! Cooking time is time to chill to allow flavors to meld.

Top Review by J-Lynn

I found a recipe in Taste of Home's Light and Simple that is very similar to this. Simple and delicious. I like to use cauliflower, a red pepper, 1 sliced cucumber, and a little chopped white onion. Also, I only use 1/2 cup Italian dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 12 cup green onion, choppe
  • 12 cup black olives, sliced
  • 12 cup red pepper, julienne strips
  • 12 cup yellow pepper, julienne strips
  • 1 cup Italian dressing (light or regular)


  1. Cook broccoli to tender crisp and cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, add broccoli, onions, black olives and peppers.
  3. Add Italian dressing and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Chill for 1-2 hours and stir before serving.
  5. Serve as a salad or over pasta.

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