January 7, 2011
red and green salad
stepping away from baby things today and giving you guys a simple salad that's been tasting really good to me lately. if you're looking for a way to eat more raw broccoli (yes) and don't typically like to bite into it plain (yes), and don't want to cover it up with a bunch of not-good-for-you stuff (yes), this might be for you! (it's for me! and for you too, maybe?) my sister in law gave me the idea to throw this together and mentioned using grapes, instead of apples, which also sounds really yummy!
happy friday! what are you doing this weekend? i really want to watch a movie under a blanket tonight, go thrifting tomorrow, and take a nap on sunday. i think we can make that happen. grant came home early from school today because of snow, so we're already off to a fantastic start!!
simple broccoli salad
1 pound broccoli, chopped into small florets
1 braeburn apple, chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped (add more if you like!)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
raisins are optional
2 T. red wine vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
throw broccoli, apple, onion, sunflower seeds, and parmesan together in a bowl and toss to mix.
in a small jar, add red wine vinegar, olive oil, s & p, and shake to mix well.
pour dressing over salad and toss. serve immediately. mmm!
i love finding new ways to eat vegetables!
(my other favorite way to eat broccoli is sauteed in a little olive oil, with s&p. stir over med heat until crisp-tender, or softened. add minced garlic in last 3 min of cooking. simple! and really good.)