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Broccoli and tomato Salad

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

Serves 4

Vinaigrette:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp cider vinegar

½ tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard

1 Clove of garlic, crushed

Salt

Pepper

Salad:

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.

Notes:

  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.

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