I’ve never thought about including broccoli in a salad and when I saw this salad, I was a little dubious. However, having tried it, I’m an absolute fan! The broccoli brings crunch and substance to the salad and tastes super-healthy. A perfect foil is provided by both the apple and red pepper, which also deliver a gentle sweetness; and the pine nuts just finish it off beautifully. It’s vibrant, fresh, unusual and really tasty. It’s also really fast and stupidly easy!
Serves 4 – 6 as a side dish
What you need…
300g broccoli, chopped very small
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped very small
1 apple, cored and chopped very small
30g pine nuts
for the dressing
30ml olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
1 teaspoon runny honey
Sea salt and black pepper
What to do…
Tip all the dressing ingredients into a screw top jar and shake like mad. Taste and adjust salt and pepper seasoning if necessary. Set aside.
In your salad bowl, pop the rest of the ingredients.
Tip over the salad dressing, toss all the ingredients together so that they are evenly mixed. Serve! Yep, that’s it! And it’s really great!
In the Thermomix…
If you’re lucky enough to have one of these machines, just chuck all ingredients into the bowl and hit 5 seconds at speed 4. The broccoli, pepper and apple only need to be cut into rough chunks, as the machine does the rest!
Thermomix: The Basic Cook Book
Whichever way: stupidly easy!