At the last minute, I decided to join Blogchatter #A2ZChallenge this year. Though I already have a lot on my plate, I felt this would be a good way to divert my mind from the depressing Corona scare. Another reason to jump into it is to focus on my blog. Lately, I am not able to write much so this challenge would definitely be a booster for my blog’s health. Last year, I had shared my travel stories during this challenge and later shaped them into an ebook that is now available on Amazon. I haven’t picked up any theme this year and would share a potluck of posts. As there are mainly 4 activities that keep me occupied during this lockdown period so I have decided to write on those topics. These are – Parenting/work/cooking/relationships. Looking forward to connecting with some new talents this year and read many fantastic blogs. Here comes my first post in the series: Apple Broccoli Salad Recipe.
I am not a fruit person hence find ways to incorporate these into my diet in some indirect way. Sometimes, I make shakes or fruit cream or custard or even ice cream. Today, I am here to share one of my favorites salad recipe that is quick to prepare and its sweet tangy crunchy taste make you want for more.
1 cup Apple
3 cups Broccoli
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
Handful of walnuts
Handful of raisins
1 cup Mayonaisse or hung curd
1/2 cup onion
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 Tsp lemon juice
2 Tsp honey
1 Tsp olive oil (optional)
1 cup lettuce leaves
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsp sunflower seeds
- Cut broccoli into small florets, wash well and soak them in boiling water mixed with salt for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
- Take a large bowl and add washed and unpeeled dices of red apples.
- Add broccoli florets, chopped onions, lettuce leaves pieces, raisins, walnuts and mix well.
- Now add 1 cup mayonnaise or hung curd. If using hung curd add 1.5 cups of it.
- Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and mix again.
- In the end, add sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, cherry tomatoes and mix everything once again.
- Keep the salad in fridge for 2 hours as it tastes the best when cold.
- Serve and enjoy.
This salad is a wholesome meal in itself as it is packed with the goodness of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein.
- You can make your own variation in the ingredients. If you have berries or peaches or pomegranate, you can add as these go well with broccoli.
- If you don’t have honey, you can substitute it with powdered sugar. Honey keeps it healthier.
- You can skip adding olive oil if you want as mayonnaise can give it a creamy texture.
- Use coarse pepper powder instead of finely ground, as it tastes the best.
- You can add boiled potatoes or eggs, boiled corn as per your choice. Though, I always follow the same recipe.
So, next time when you have guests at home, try this Apple Broccoli Salad recipe and do let share how you liked it.
Until next time.