Friday, January 22, 2010

Broccoli with Balsamic Dressing


Are you guys tired of your same old broccoli recipes? Will you only eat these little green trees if they are covered in cheese? Well, we hate to break it to you, try not to cry, but you might as well skip the broccoli and eat just the cheese.

Our mom has been making this recipe since we were little. Since day one we have loved it and we hope (know) you will too!

Here is a delicious way to eat broccoli and not only is it super easy to make, it is very healthy for you.
We've been tying to eat really healthy lately. We're about to get into juicing vegetable and fruits.

Do any of you juice??

By any means this does not, we repeat, DOES NOT mean we will stop baking! Just maybe a little less...

Well as for the recipe, here it is:

2 head of Broccoli, cut into florets and stalks peeled.
5 Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1\2 tsp Salt
1\2 tsp Black Pepper

Fill a medium pot halfway with cold water over high heat. When the water comes to a boil, add the salt and broccoli. Let the broccoli cook for 5 minutes. They will turn a bright green color and be tender, but not mushy. The longer you cook vegetables, the more nutrients you loose.

Drain the broccoli and place them in a medium bowl. Let cool for 10 minutes. In the mean time, mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.

Once the broccoli have cooled down, pour the dressing in and toss the broccoli.

We serve these at room temperature.


We hope you guys enjoy our recipe!


Sook said...

Balsamic dressing would be so good with the broccoli!

Lisa said...

I love balsamic vinegar. Your salad dressing recipe is almost exactly the same as my favourite salad dressing recipe that I always use on regular green salad. I bet it's great with broccoli though.