In the meantime, I mixed up this delicious springtime broccoli apple & almond salad that is just to die for. I hope you enjoy it as much as T & I! It's the perfect compliment to springtime grilling, and packed with deliciousness.
Step One: Gather the ingredients. Yes, there are quite a few.
Step Two: Use a small food processor or blender to make the vinaigrette.
NOTE: This vinaigrette is amazing, and would be equally delicious on a lettuce salad, pasta, or maybe even used as a marinade for chicken if broccoli isn't your thing.
Step Three: Chop the broccoli and dice that apple. Combine all salad ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, and top with vinaigrette, stirring until well combined.
Pop in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors develop, or serve immediately. Enjoy!
|Recipe adapted from The Healthy Foodie|
BROCCOLI APPLE & ALMOND SALAD | Yield: 6 servings | Total Time: 45 min.
2 heads broccoli, florets only, chopped
1 large red apple, diced
1 C slivered almonds
1 C sliced green olives (you can buy these pre-sliced to save time)
1/2 C raisins
1/4 C dates, chopped (also available pre-cut, or use fresh)
1/3 C bacon crumbles (about 4 slices)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C lime juice (1-2 limes depending on size)
1/4 C extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
In a small food processor, add all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and process until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add broccoli, apple, almonds, green olives, raisins, chopped dates, bacon and vinaigrette and mix until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately, or leave in the fridge a few hours to allow the flavors to develop.
This salad makes an excellent compliment to spring or summertime grilling, but is also fancy enough to serve as a side for a more gourmet dinner as well.
What are your favorite springtime salads?