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Charred Broccoli with Almonds & Cherries

Charred Broccoli with Almonds & Cherries

With many layers of texture and flavor, this creamy broccoli salad recipe is a delicious vegetable side that pairs with almost anything. If you can’t find dried cherries, try cranberries or currants.


6 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes


  • 10cups broccoli florets (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 6tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3cup skin-on sliced almonds
  • 2teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/5cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 1/2cup dried cherries


  1. Position an oven rack in lowest position; preheat broiler to high.
  2. Toss broccoli with 1 tablespoon oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lowest rack until tender and charred in spots, 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the strength of your broiler.
  3. Combine almonds and garlic with the remaining 5 tablespoons oil in a small skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until just starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a serving bowl. Stir in yogurt and cherries.
  4. Add the broccoli and stir to coat with the dressing. Serve room temperature or cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 6 servings)

Calories 250kcal
Carbohydrate Total 19g
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 8g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 3g
Mono Saturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 4mg
Sodium 285mg
Protein 6g
Potassium 502mg
Calcium 108mg
Folate 86mcg
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin E 5mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg

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