Monday, March 26, 2012

A Super-Easy and Fast Salad

⬅ For the Citrus dressing you will need these ingredients:

✔ 1/2 a Lemon
✔ Dijon Mustard
✔ White Wine Vinegar
✔ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
✔ Sea Salt
✔ Pepper

In a large bowl, whisk together approximately:
➤ 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
➤ Juice of half a lemon
➤ 2 tablespoons of vinegar
➤ 1/8 cup of EVOO
➤ a pinch of salt
➤ as much pepper as you like

For the Salad:
➤ Cut 2 large heads of broccoli into bite size pieces, discarding the stems.
Blanche the broccoli for 1 minute and quickly rinse in cold water or add to ice bath. You DO NOT want to over cook them as it will lead to a soggy salad :(
➤ Drain and dry broccoli and add to bowl with dressing
➤Add sliced olives and sliced roasted red pepers. I used canned olives and a jar of red peppers, but you could use fresh stuff if you have more time on your hands.
➤ Lastly, crumble about 150g of semi-soft cheese into bowl and toss in the dressing. I used Brebis cheese, but you could also use goat cheese or feta.
This lasts for a good day or 2 in the fridge and serves about 4 portions. The key is to not over-cook the broccoli or to over-dress the salad. Leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day!