This broccoli salad is perfect to bring to a summer grill-out or to have as a side dish with your favorite meal. Broccoli is a great source of fiber and calcium.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

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  • Rinse broccoli under cold water until chilled; set aside.

  • Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir pine nuts in the olive oil until lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes; remove from heat.

  • Whisk rice vinegar, vegetable oil, garlic, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.

  • Transfer broccoli, pine nuts, and raisins to rice vinegar dressing; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; 9.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 26 mg sodium. 12.9 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
I made a loose interpretation of this recipe because of ingredient limitations and my own inability to follow instructions longer than two steps. So this is what I made: 4 cups broccoli chopped 2 tbls olive oil 4 cloves garlic (because I knew 2 just wasn't going to cut it) 1 tbls peanuts (didn't have pine nuts on hand) 1 1/2 tbls rice vinegar some paprika and THEN some cayenne (because I can read like a Big Girl). One thing that I did pretty different was that I fried the peanuts and the spices together which I think helped boost the flavor issue. I also ate my dish warm instead of cooling it. It turned out great! I'll definitely eat it again. As for not getting a little bit of everything in one bite I would have to say I found it effective to stab the broccoli at the end and use the top to mop up the peanuts and garlic. Mmm num num. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2017
It was ok but not to my personnel taste. I should have left the broccoli raw and not steamed it. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
I made a loose interpretation of this recipe because of ingredient limitations and my own inability to follow instructions longer than two steps. So this is what I made: 4 cups broccoli chopped 2 tbls olive oil 4 cloves garlic (because I knew 2 just wasn't going to cut it) 1 tbls peanuts (didn't have pine nuts on hand) 1 1/2 tbls rice vinegar some paprika and THEN some cayenne (because I can read like a Big Girl). One thing that I did pretty different was that I fried the peanuts and the spices together which I think helped boost the flavor issue. I also ate my dish warm instead of cooling it. It turned out great! I'll definitely eat it again. As for not getting a little bit of everything in one bite I would have to say I found it effective to stab the broccoli at the end and use the top to mop up the peanuts and garlic. Mmm num num. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
I made a loose interpretation of this recipe because of ingredient limitations and my own inability to follow instructions longer than two steps. So this is what I made: 4 cups broccoli chopped 2 tbls olive oil 4 cloves garlic (because I knew 2 just wasn't going to cut it) 1 tbls peanuts (didn't have pine nuts on hand) 1 1/2 tbls rice vinegar some paprika and THEN some cayenne (because I can read like a Big Girl). One thing that I did pretty different was that I fried the peanuts and the spices together which I think helped boost the flavor issue. I also ate my dish warm instead of cooling it. It turned out great! I'll definitely eat it again. As for not getting a little bit of everything in one bite I would have to say I found it effective to stab the broccoli at the end and use the top to mop up the peanuts and garlic. Mmm num num. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2017
It was ok but not to my personnel taste. I should have left the broccoli raw and not steamed it. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2013
We thought this was ok. I think I might have preferred keeping the broccoli raw and having the extra crunch. The broccoli on its own was lacking flavor. Salt helped a bit. I also had to add extra vinegar and oil because there didn't seem to be enough to really coat everything. The pine nuts added a nice texture and I liked the sweetness from the raisins. Both these ingredients make the dish however they tend to sink down to the bottom of the bowl and it's hard to get some in every bite. This recipe is off to a good start however I'd recommend adding more seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2014
I like this recipe because it puts an interesting spin on a vegetable that I personally find kind of boring. I thought there was too much rice vinegar in this recipe so I would use less next time. I also used almonds instead of pine nuts. They tasted great but I'm sure the pine nuts would've gone better with the golden raisins. I added olives as well. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2018
This was delicious. I searched for a recipe for broccoli salad that didn't include sugar and/or mayo. I decided on this one and hence commenced a ton of outside interruptions that practically guaranteed disaster. The broccoli was overcooked i can't be totally sure of my vinegar to oil proprtion. I did use a smear of hot sesame oil in addition to the olive and vegetable oils. My pinch of cayenne was probably more like a wad. I used slivered almonds instead of pine nuts and didn't have the time to toast them. But at long last i was done and the salad was amazing. The dressing was light and subtle and really enhanced the flavors. I fried some bits of serrano ham and tossed them on top. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2017
We were disappointed and we were serving it to company. I thought the dressing was unpleasantly acerbic. I might try it again with a different vinegar -- perhaps red wine vinegar. Or even a commercial dressing that I already know I like. I think the basic idea is good but I need to find ways to improve it. Lexington VA Read More