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Broccoli and tomato Salad

This is another quick and delicious side using my favourite veggies!

Serves 4


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp cider vinegar

½ tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard

1 Clove of garlic, crushed




1 Head of broccoli, florets only

1 Large tomato, sliced into wedges

¼ Small red (Bermuda) onion, diced

–  Mix all the ingredients together for the vinaigrette and set aside.

–  Pour some water into a pot with a tight fitting, season the water with salt and bring it to a boil.

–  When the water comes to a boil, add the broccoli and cover the pot with the lid; steam the broccoli for two minutes.

–  Strain the broccoli and shake off the excess water.

–  Promptly combine all ingredients for the salad and then mix in the vinaigrette; you want to add the vinaigrette to the broccoli while it is still hot because it is going to mellow the garlic.

–  Taste and adjust seasoning.

–  This salad can be served right away or this can be made ahead of time.


  1. If you can’t find grainy Dijon mustard then use grainy mustard or Dijon (obviously) but the grainy mustards do add a depth of flavour that the Dijon is missing.
  2. Use any onion you have on hand but I like the colour the red onion adds to the salad here.