Rating: 4.2 stars
203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 7

This salad is made with marinated raw broccoli in a garlicky sauce for numnums! A recipe from my grandma.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place garlic in a mortar dish or on a cutting board, and sprinkle with salt. Mash with a pestle, or use the flat side of a knife to mash garlic and salt into a paste. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in olive oil, vinegar, and mustard. Add the broccoli, and stir to coat. Chill for 3 hours to marinate, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

120 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 4.1g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 572.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (162)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
I loved this recipe. It is so simple to make. The only modifications I made were to blanch the broccoli first for the beautiful green color that it brings out, and I also used balsamic vinegar instead of the red wine. It gave it a slightly sweeter taste and very mild acidity. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2008
I was looking for a healthy salad that I could make ahead for a party I am giving. I made this with balsamic vinegar and blanched broccoli. I snuck a taste after three hours, and liked it. Once I added the cheese to my testing portion, I was not impressed. The next day when I re-tasted, the broccoli was a very strange color and I did not like the salad at all. Adding the cheese just made matters worse. I would only make this again if I was going to eat it within a few hours. Read More
(15)
203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
I loved this recipe. It is so simple to make. The only modifications I made were to blanch the broccoli first for the beautiful green color that it brings out, and I also used balsamic vinegar instead of the red wine. It gave it a slightly sweeter taste and very mild acidity. Read More
(106)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
I LOVED this recipe -- even better than chocolate cake, and I love chocolate cake! I put all the ingredients, sans the broccoli in a food processor until it was like a vinaigrette. Like other reviewers, I used Balsamic vinegar instead of red wine (since it has a bit of sweetness), and I also added 1 tsp. of Honey since I like things sweet. I increased the garlic by 2 cloves. Then, as per other readers, I lightly steamed the broccoli -- for 4 minutes -- and poured the mixture over the broccoli. I added some cubed, (boiled) tofu and put that in the fridge to marinate for 3 hours. I served it over brown rice. This dish is fan-freakin-tastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2005
I loved this recipe. I was looking for new recipes with fresh broccoli and this is one I will definitely make again. Easy to prepare and excellent flavor. Just make sure you like food with a strong garlic flavor. I forgot to put on the parmesan chhese and still thought it was great! My kids thought the flavor was too strong. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
I made this recipe using half the garlic. I thought it was really good. My husband, who is a picky eater, like it too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2008
I was looking for a healthy salad that I could make ahead for a party I am giving. I made this with balsamic vinegar and blanched broccoli. I snuck a taste after three hours, and liked it. Once I added the cheese to my testing portion, I was not impressed. The next day when I re-tasted, the broccoli was a very strange color and I did not like the salad at all. Adding the cheese just made matters worse. I would only make this again if I was going to eat it within a few hours. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
I'm not a huge fan of raw broccoli so I used steamed and cut the amount of oil in half. I think just about any vinegar will do here but I stuck to the recipe. It was a nice change of pace with or without the parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
Yum, this was great. I would definitely make again.I used my broccoli raw as stated. I did reduce the salt to just under 1tsp. I also used 1 huge clove of garlic(prob. equal to 3cloves) used cider vinegar because thats what I had. I didnt do the paste thing with the garlic I just put all marinade ingreds in the blender until smooth, then poured over the broc in a ziploc bag. Turned bag every so often. Topped with fresh grated parm. I used grey poupon mustard. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/15/2008
I am usually pretty generous when it comes to rating recipes but I'm not sure why everyone liked this so much. I love broccoli and the combination of the vinegar salt and so much raw garlic is extremely salty and not good. I won't be making a recipe like this again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2007
We've been trying to get more raw broccoli in our diet and this recipe has done it for us! FABULOUS, especially if you are a garlic lover. We switched the oil and vinegar amounts (1/4 cup oil, 1/3 cup vinegar) and forgot to add the parmesan at the end, but we are going to have this side on a regular basis. So healthy. Thank you very much for this recipe! Read More
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