Broccoli Olive Salad


Enjoy this broccoli olive salad as a side to a chicken breast, a snack to curb your hunger, or a salad to bring to a barbecue. It is delicious and packed with essential, healthy fats. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Niçoise olives, drained and pitted
  • 1 cup jarred roasted peppers, drained and chopped [reserve one tablespoon of brine]
  • 1 Head broccoli, cored and cut into florets (can use half cauliflower)
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley (extra 2 tbsp for garnish)
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 6 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • salt, to taste (or kosher salt)
  • pepper, to taste

Directions

Prep

  1. Chop broccoli into florets.
  2. Chop peppers, walnuts, mint, and parsley.
  3. Drain olives and peppers.

Make

  1. Blanch broccoli in salted water until just tender then shock in an ice bath; drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse 1/2 cup peppers, brine, mint, parsley, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add some water if needed to thin.
  3. Mix yogurt with remaining olive oil and spread across plate or platter.
  4. Top with broccoli, walnuts, olives, and remaining peppers.
  5. Garnish with parsley and drizzle with pepper sauce.

Notes

This broccoli olive salad recipe originally calls for cauliflower as in photo – we enjoyed it with broccoli equally as well!

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