Broccoli and Bell Pepper Salad

Broccoli and Bell Pepper Salad Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
This quick and easy 5-ingredient broccoli salad is brimming with flavor and nutrients from fresh broccoli and bell pepper slices. 

Yield:

Serves 8

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 127
Fat 10 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 215 mg

Ingredients

2 heads broccoli (about 2 lbs.)
Salt and pepper
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 bell peppers, cored, seeded, cut into thin slices

Preparation

1. Cut florets from broccoli. Trim florets into 1-inch pieces; trim stems, peel and cut into 1-inch pieces.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add broccoli and cook until tender but not mushy, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain in a colander under cold running water. Pat broccoli dry with paper towels.

3. In a large bowl, combine mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk together until salt is dissolved and then slowly add oil, whisking constantly until blended and thickened.

4. Just before serving, add broccoli and peppers to bowl with vinaigrette. Toss until vegetables are thoroughly coated with dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate to serve cold.

May 2009
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