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Roasted Broccoli Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Enjoy your leafy greens with a wonderful umami roasted flavor and sprightly lemon vinaigrette — so healthy and deliciously addictive.
Course Appetizer, DInner, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American, French
Keyword aip, broccoli, keto, low carb, paleo, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 198kcal
Author Megan
Cost $5


  • baking sheet
  • salad bowl
  • citrus squeezer (optional)


  • 1 pound broccoli chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts (omit for AIP)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (or use regular olive oil for VAD)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar (omit for GAPS)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (omit for GAPS and AIP)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (for GAPS) or maple syrup; for Keto and Low Carb, favorite liquid low carb sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon sea salt , divided
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed or minced
  • Optional toppings: fresh mint leaves (sliced in strips [chiffonade]), fresh or frozen raspberries, tiny lemon wedges, 4 to 6 ounces feta cheese (not for AIP/VAD/vegan), 1 avocado, sliced (not for VAD)


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • On a large baking sheet, toss together broccoli, pine nuts, 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Roast for 15 minutes, or until the broccoli is just beginning to have dark tinges in spots.
  • While the broccoli roasts, make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic, Dijon and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt.
  • Pour the dressing over the roasted broccoli and toss to combine.
  • Transfer the salad to a bowl and top with the fresh mint, tiny lemon wedges and raspberries. Optional toppings include: sliced avocado and (not for AIP) feta cheese.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg