January 13, 2013

Asian Broccoli Salad

Well, its 2013, and that means resolutions. This recipe will make it so much easier to eat healthier or maintain similar resolutions since it tastes so good and is actually extremely good for you. You may not have liked broccoli as a kid, but that's because you've never had broccoli like this. You just steam it and toss it with some other vegetables like scallions and bean sprouts as well as some dressing. If you've never made salad dressing before, don't be scared. All you have to do is whisk some ingredients together and you're done! Just toss it with the vegetables and you have a delicious, easy, and nutritious salad!

4 Cups Broccoli Florets (About 2 Heads)
2 Cups Bean Sprouts
2 Scallions, White & Light Green Parts Sliced Thinly
1/4 Cup Cilantro Leaves, Optional
1/4 Cups Almonds, Chopped
2 T + 1 tsp Sesame Oil
1/4 Cup + 1 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Honey
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
2 tsp Grated Ginger

Steam the broccoli until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Place the florets in an ice bath until cooled, then drain.

Heat 1 tsp sesame oil. add the almonds, stirring until toasted and fragrant. Stir in 1 tsp soy sauce. Cool.

Combine the remaining sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger.

Toss the broccoli, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, and almonds together. Stir in the dressing. 

Serves 4-6
Recipe Adapted from Anja's Food 4 Thought

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