Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Disguising broccoli in a broccoli salad recipe makes it very appealing to everyone, especially fussy little eaters who might otherwise not touch it. When shopping for broccoli look for ones that have not been pre packed, only because it's easier to see if they are damaged or wilted. Check that the stalks as well as the flowers appear to be fresh and healthy. Luckily broccoli is available to buy at any time of year.

broccoli salad recipe

You can add anything you like to a broccoli salad recipe. Fruits such as pineapple, grapes or mango give the dish a sweet flavour. Why not sprinkle a few peanuts over your salad? Vegetables such as carrots and green peas go well, or try replacing the broccoli with some cauliflower if you are in the mood for change.

Of course you can eat broccoli salad by itself but it's also nice when accompanied with pizza, quiche or some cold meat. It's a perfect dish to have on a picnic or to join a few chicken drumstick or sausages off the barbeque. Why not follow your salad with our strawberry trifle?

Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli has loads of vitamin C which helps with the absorption of iron, helping prevent coughs and colds and anaemia. Broccoli can be helpful to pregnant women as it's full of folic acid which helps with the development of the foetus. If you are worried about high blood pressure, then be reassured, broccoli has potassium which can help.

Broccoli Salad Recipe

Serves 4
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 red onion
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 3/4 cup of mushrooms
  • 1 cup of sultanas
  • 1 apple
Choose your dressing

Dressing 1
  • 1 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Method for Dressing 1
Mix all the ingredients together and pour over the broccoli salad.

Dressing 2
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 1/4cup rice wine vinegar
Method for Dressing 2
Pour the soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar into a bottle. Put the cap on and give the liquid a shake.

Method for Salad
1. Cook the bacon until it is well cooked and crispy. Allow to cool before cutting into small pieces.
2. Separate the broccoli into small florets.
3. Chop the red onion and apple into small pieces and cut the mushrooms into halves.
4. Mix all the ingredients together in a salad bowl.
5. Serve Chilled

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