January 7, 2011
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
shaved parmesan
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.)


Cherish Stockdale said...

mmm that looks delicious. I hope your weekend plans work out because they sound lovely! :)

marta said...

i have a head of broccoli in the crisper drawer just waiting for something like this. thank you, thank you. happy weekending.

sheena said...

this is HILARIOUS. I bought broccoli this morning having no idea what I planned on doing with it....so thankyou:)

danielle @ take heart said...


{lovely little things} said...

Sounds healthy and delicious!

laura.railing said...

I'm trying to imagine the taste combination of broccoli and apple and it sounds interesting! I might have to try it! Definitely healthy for you! The dressing sounds good!!

sabrina said...

ooh yum! making it right now :]

Anna said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. I've been trying to find a way to incorporate more vegetables into my diet but I don't have a lot of recipes yet. This one is definitely going to be tested. Please post some more easy and healthy recipes.

Amanda said...

winter is such a hard time to get fresh fruits and veggies in my diet--too expensive (unless they are potatoes, celery, or carrots.)

i love love this recipe. it's kinda like the broccoli salad that marta posted a couple years ago (and i loved that one).

will have to put the ingredients on this week's shopping list! :)

kelly said...

i made this last night for my dinner club..it was the only dish on the table empty!! thanks for the great recipe and for making me looks so good!!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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