Italian Broccoli Salad

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

J-Lynn June 24, 2007

This is a very good salad. I left out the yellow peppers because I did not care for them. Other than that, I stuck to the recipe and it was great. Thanks for posting

Kaccy G. January 22, 2007

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