Easy broccoli salad recipe to prepare a cold salad with simple and tasty ingredients like creamy Greek yogurt and Brie cheese.
Learn in this cooking video how to make broccoli salad with yogurt from scratch using a tasty and easy broccoli recipe!
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1) 500 g/17 oz of raw broccoli (fresh or frozen)
2) 10 tbsp of Greek yogurt (10% fat)
3) 2 tbsp of mustard, sweet or spicy
4) some salt and ground white pepper to taste
5) 1 tbsp of garlic powder/1-2 garlic cloves or to taste
6) 200 g/7 oz of Brie cheese or another creamy cheese type
7) some paprika for garnishing (optional)
1) steam or boil broccoli in salted water for about 5 minutes or until slightly soft
2) drain the water and wait until the broccoli cools to room temperature
3) separate broccoli into small bunches and place them into a bowl
4) place the yogurt into another bowl and add over mustard
5) add to the bowl some salt, white pepper, and garlic
6) combine ingredients very well by hand
7) pour the yogurt dressing over broccoli bunches, then shake the bowl to enter yogurt everywhere and coat all broccoli pieces
8) cut Brie cheese into small and thin slices, top the salad with them, then place the bowl in the fridge for at least 1 hour for better combining the flavors (optional)
9) take the bowl out from the fridge and sprinkle over some paprika for a more appetizing look and more refined taste (optional)
There are lots of people looking nowadays for an easy broccoli salad recipe. This happens because broccoli increased in popularity in recent years in many countries including the United States.
Those of you who don’t know much about broccoli and its health benefits are invited to read more information at the bottom of the page.
Broccoli can be cooked in many ways, so it’s included in various soups, bakes, and cold appetizers. The simplest way to cook it is to boil or steam the broccoli and serve it as a side dish along with some grilled meat or fish.
However, I share with you an easy broccoli salad recipe that helps you make a very simple but extremely tasty cold appetizer. I consider it one of the best make-ahead appetizers due to its simplicity, great look, and exceptional flavors.
Making my easy broccoli salad recipe is a breeze for anyone, including those of you who have not too much experience in making appetizers or cooking.
The necessary ingredients are pretty easy to find. The Bries cheese can be replaced with any other matured creamy cheese type.
Being quite simple, there are not many secrets to share regarding this cold appetizer. There are a couple of things that I’ll underline to get the best results when you make this easy broccoli salad recipe.
First, after boiling or steaming, is very important to drain well the water and wait until the broccoli cools to room temperature. Also, it’s very important to avoid over boil the vegetable because this will cause retaining a lot of water inside and the salad will be watery and with unpleasant taste and texture.
Other important things are to coat well the broccoli bunches with the yogurt dressing and allow the salad appetizer to cool in the fridge for a couple of hours in order to combine better the flavors and be absorbed by this delicious vegetable!
Enjoy the easy broccoli salad recipe with yogurt and cheese!
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) is an edible green plant in the cabbage family (family Brassicaceae, genus Brassica) whose large flowering head, stalk and small associated leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually dark green in color, arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick stalk which is usually light green. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different, but closely related cultivar group of the same Brassica species.
It is eaten either raw or cooked. Broccoli is a particularly rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Contents of its characteristic sulfur-containing glucosinolate compounds, isothiocyanates and sulforaphane, are diminished by boiling, but are better preserved by steaming, microwaving or stir-frying.Broccoli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broccoli)
There have been many health claims over the years about broccoli and whether it could be labelled a ‘super food’ or not, but its nutrient-rich profile does offer some real health benefits.
Broccoli is a good source of fiber and protein, and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium as well as the vitamins A, C, E, K and a good array of B vitamins including folic acid.
Is broccoli good for heart health?
A study by Nutrition Research found that consuming steamed broccoli regularly lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing the total amount of cholesterol in the body. Another study in the US also found that increasing vegetables in the diet, especially cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, could reduce the risk of heart disease.
Can broccoli help build strong bones?
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that is needed for blood clotting, and may play an important role in keeping our bones healthy and strong. Whilst more research is needed, there has been consistent evidence that vitamin K can improve bone health in general as well as increasing bone mineral density and reducing fracture rates in those with osteoporosis.
Is broccoli good for eye health?
Broccoli contains certain carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin that, in studies in 2006 and 2003, were linked to a decreased risk of age-related eye disorders, such as cataract and macular degeneration. Night blindness is also associated with a deficiency of vitamin A. Broccoli contains beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A.
Can broccoli help prevent cancer?
While there are no single ‘super foods’ that can prevent cancer and certain risk factors for cancer are unrelated to diet, there is evidence that eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of cancer. A key component of broccoli is a phytochemical known as sulforaphane, which also gives broccoli a slight bitter taste. Studies have shown that sulforaphane may play a part in enhancing detoxification of airborne toxins, such as cigarette smoke, and could help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Further research has suggested that broccoli may have anti-cancer properties and could reduce the risk of prostate cancer.The health benefits of broccoli (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-broccoli)
Enjoy the easy broccoli salad recipe with Greek yogurt and Brie cheese!