Saturday, September 01, 2007

Broccoli Salad

2 bunches broccoli
washed and trimmed
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
1 can black olives, sliced
Salad Dressing

Steam broccoli only slightly about 4-5 mins in the microwave. I cover tightly the glass dish with saran and release it immediately after cooking, so that the flowerettes dont get smashed. I suppose it is possible to skip this step.

Evenly distribute the water chestnuts, tomatoes, and black olives on top of the lightly steamed broccoli. Pour salad dressing (Paul Newman's is my substitute when there's no homemade) over veggies. Refrigerate.


We eat broccoli several times a week. Mainly steamed. No cheese sauce or butter. A little freshly squeezed lemon is acceptable. But it's easier to count calories, if one learns to eat food without sauces/gravies/toppings.

At any rate, I also prepare the broccoli/raisin salad which is popular and more rarely one with swiss cheese/bacon/onion. Yum - but caloric!

What's your favorite broccoli recipe?


  1. What unusual ingredients!
    My favorite brocolli salad is the one from the Amish cookbook...
    mayo, onions, raisins, sunflower seeds, vinegar, sugar, know the drill. (It's on my recipe site. I love it.)

  2. Yes, but aren't the colors pretty?
    Black, white, red, and green.

    Off to print your recipe, Donna.

    Thanks for stopping by :)