Grilled Broccoli Salad

Do you ever get fed up with a lettuce salad -try something a little different but very simple – a nice side dish for a chicken or beef dish or with your barbecued steak.

To make the dressing you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup neutral oil
  • 4 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 2 spring onions, just the white, finely chopped (reserve the green stalks for the garnish)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • finely grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 1-2 teaspoon finely chopped red chilli, to taste
  • salt & ground black pepper

Place the oil, garlic,spring onion whites and chilli into a small pot and cook over a very gently heat until the garlic is softened but not browned 9 about 10m minutes). Mix in the lemon zest and juice – season to taste with salt and pepper. Grilled Brocoli SaladTake one head of broccoli and chop as you normally do – don’t chop all of the stalk off as this is good eating – it really is tasty! Pop the broccoli into a pot of boiling salted water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water, drain again and pat dry. Barbecue over medium heat until tender and lightly charred – about 4 mins each side.

When easy to serve, toss the Garlic Chilli Dressing through the broccoli and garnish with shaved parmesan, parsley or coriander and the reserved spring onion greens. Serve immediately.

Happy cooking xx

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Hi, my name is Sharon, and I live in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I started my cooking blog as a hobby during my 'gap year' - 'lessonstodate' to share my family recipes and some personal accounts that come with being a mum, and grandmother - and corporate worker. My love of taking photos had taken a back-seat but recently after spending time on my own while my husband travelled, I found myself picking up my camera again. It really is good company! Looking out at the world and watching it unfold; you don't have to participate in it, just watch and wonder. Sharon

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