Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sesame Broccoli Salad

Kitchen Play List:   Thunder ~ Gimme Shelter
                                      Shakira ~ Fool
                                      Jace Everett ~ I Gotta Have It
                                      Colbie Cailatt ~ Breaking At The Cracks
                                      Jack Johnson ~ Constellations
                                      Simon & Garfunkel ~ Cecilia
                                      Chris Cornell ~ Arms Around Your Love

This salad has to be my favourite! I am a broccoli addict..that's on record lol. But the tender crisp steamed broccoli and the sesame, garlic and tamari are perfect together to make a fantastic foody experience. The bright green broccoli florets and red pepper strips make for a visual delight. As a salad its quite delicious and as a filling for wholemeal pittas it's a pleasure. The recipe is not mine..it's from Vegan Deliby Joanne Stepaniak.  

Sesame Broccoli Salad...Heaven on a plate! lol
Sesame Broccoli Salad
(Recipe from Vegan Deli by J/Stepaniak)

6 cups Broccoli, cut into bitesize florets (roughly two very large heads of Brocs)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, sliced into matchsticks
1 small garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp lightly toasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp dark sesame oil
Salt or natural soy sauce (I used tamari)

Steam the broccoli until tender crisp. Leave to drain in a colander for a couple of minutes and then place in bowl. 

Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the red bell pepper, and saute until tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and pour over the broccoli. Add the remaining ingredients and toss gently. Serve warm or thoroughly chilled. 

We tried it both ways....equally delish! Enjoy!