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Recipe: Nutty Broccoli Salad

February 01, 2022 17:24 IST
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So you want to eat healthy, but would rather watch Netflix than cook? We hear you.

Chef Ranveer Brar's quick, flavourful Broccoli Salad is lovely on a cold winter evening.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Hershey India

Broccoli Salad

Serves: 2


For the salad

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup chopped apple, preferably firm tart ones
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup almonds, lightly roasted, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • ½ an iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

For the dressing

  • ¼ cup or less strawberry syrup
  • 1 tbsp or less lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest or grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp or less chilly flakes
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ tsp crushed black peppercorns
  • 5 tbsp or less extra virgin olive oil


  • In a bowl, add the strawberry syrup, lemon juice, orange zest, salt, chilly flakes black pepper, olive oil.
    Mix well.
    Keep aside.
  • Blanch the broccoli florets for 15 seconds by adding to boling water and draining quickly.
    Soak for a minute or so in ice water, drain and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • In another bowl, lightly toss together the broccoli, almonds, apples, lettuce, sea salt, cranberries/raisins, dill.
  • Before serving add the dressing to the salad and lightly toss once more.

Chef Ranveer Brar is an author, MasterChef India judge and restaurateur with over 25 years of experience in the food industry.

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