Romaine and Broccoli Salad

Romaine and Broccoli Salad

A crisp salad of romaine lettuce, broccoli florets, red onions, and walnuts, tossed with a vinegar and oil dressing and crunchy noodles


8 servings


For the salad:

2 large heads of Romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
5-6 cups of broccoli florets (bite-size), about 1 pound)
1/2 cup thinly sliced or diced red onion
2 cups thinly sliced or shredded red cabbage, optional
2 cups of maple-glazed walnuts (or other walnuts of your choice, toasted)
~4 cups chow mein noodles*

For the dressing:

1 cup oil (vegetable or light olive)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup**
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce


1. Make dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well. Let stand for 30 minutes or so, shaking occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.

2. In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, broccoli florets, onion, and cabbage (if using). Toss together with a cup of the dressing. Add half of the nuts and half of the noodles, and toss, adding a little more dressing if needed. Sprinkle remaining nuts and noodles on top and serve immediately, with any leftover dressing on the side.

Romaine and Broccoli Salad

Romaine and Broccoli Salad

Additional Notes: 

*May substitute 2 packages of Ramen noodles (dry). Melt 5 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, crush the Ramen noodles coarsely, and saute until lightly golden brown. Remove and allow to drain on paper towels.

**May use a total of 1 cup sugar instead of 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup maple syrup.

This recipe was submitted to Tammy's Recipes by Debbie.

Romaine and Broccoli Salad

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I love this Romaine and Broccoli Salad! A reader named Debbie emailed me this recipe several years ago when I was on a quest to expand my salad repertoire. This salad is beautiful, crunchy, and delicious!

I really like the blend of maple-glazed walnuts and noodles in this salad, with the vinegar and oil dressing.

Romaine and Broccoli Salad


The flavors in this were perfect! I didn't glaze the walnuts or use the noodles for health reasons and it was still outstanding. Thank you!!


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