Asian Broccoli Salad with Tangy Chili-Garlic Dressing

With broccoli's high levels of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and pro-detoxification compounds, easy-to-absorb calcium and soluble and[ insoluble fiber, it's definitely a vegetable you want to be eating more of-and I'm not talking just the usual side of steamed broccoli. It's also a great base for super-tasty meals like this salad.]

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 3 medium heads broccoli, stems removed and heads cut into florets (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup julienned daikon
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined sesame oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 red jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
Directions
  • Roast the broccoli: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add the broccoli florets, oil and a large pinch of salt to a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toss to combine, and spread out in a single layer. Roast for 20 minutes, stir and continue roasting until broccoli is browning, 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven, and set aside to cool.

  • Make the dressing: Warm the unrefined sesame oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and jalapeno, and cook until garlic is golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl, and add the vinegar, tamari, toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds. Stir well to combine.

  • Assemble the salad: Add the roasted broccoli, carrots, daikon and scallions to a large bowl, and toss to combine. Divide between 2 bowls, and drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

The broccoli stems can be peeled and steamed as a side dish or used in soups or stir-fries. Or add them to green juice for a spicy, nutritional boost.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews

    Not what you're looking for? Try:

    Asian Watermelon Salad

    Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen