Broccoli becomes one of the great vegetables, and broccoli salad recipe becomes good way to make the menu from this vegetable. Broccoli has great nutrients, and it gives many benefits for the body. By making broccoli salad, it is good way to keep all of the nutrients and get them in the served dish. Moreover, salad is also easy to make, so you will not find difficulties or problems in the cooking process. It surely becomes good dish to make.
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries or tart cherries, chopped
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds or almonds
- ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 pound broccoli florets, sliced in tiny chops
- ½ cup cheddar cheese
For the dressing of honey mustard
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 medium clove garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Prepare a skillet and set into medium heat. Pour the sunflower seeds and cook it. Do not forget to stir it frequently. Cook it until the seeds show golden color.
- Move the seeds into serving bowl.
- Add broccoli, cranberries, cheese, and onion into the serving bowl.
- Prepare smaller bowl. Add all of the ingredients of dressing into the bowl. Whisk them together to get blended mixture.
- After that, pour the mixture into the bowl of broccoli. Mix them until the broccoli is coated by the mixture.
- Take some time to marinate the broccoli and the dressing.
- Serve it.
Actually, there is no difficulty in following the steps of broccoli salad recipe. It does not need special skills in cooking since it is salad. Most of the ingredients are already in the perfect measurement, so it will give the best taste as long as you follow the whole steps. In case you do want to have cheese, it is fine to omit the ingredient. In addition, honey is enough to give the flavor.
Then, it is recommended to marinate the broccoli and mustard dressing. In the recipe, it is not stated the duration for marinade. However, it is good to do it overnight to make sure that all of the mustard can coat the broccoli completely and the flavor is absorbed by the vegetable. The result is better when the marinade is done in the refrigerator. Once it is ready to serve, it will give fresh taste of broccoli salad recipe.
Moreover, it uses the raw broccoli. It is not a big problem since broccoli can be eaten although it is not cooked. However, if you and your kids want to get cooked broccoli, it is fine to do. You can easily add it into boiling water for around 2 minutes. It is enough to cook the broccoli, and get its texture. Then, you need to use cold water or melting ice to stop the cooking process. After that, you only need to follow the whole steps in the broccoli salad recipe above.