Broccoli Crunch

Broccoli Crunch

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0mAjBsWFDY/UBsduTI2wbI/AAAAAAAABGE/pRpHfEPiwpE/s1600/Broccoli+Crunch.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0mAjBsWFDY/UBsduTI2wbI/AAAAAAAABGE/pRpHfEPiwpE/s640/Broccoli+Crunch.jpg" width="510" //a/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Fast dinners that satisfy with little prep require a quick chop and mix.  Tonight was one of those nights.  With lots of broccoli to use up and I wanted something with some crunch, I decided to make a quick broccoli salad./span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Traditional broccoli salads usually are made with raw broccoli and lots of mayo and bacon.  I like my broccoli to be bright green and some of the rawness taken out so I steamed it for just a minute to get it bright green then I took it out of the steamer and rinsed it with cold water.  You could blanch it if you want, but I didn't want to wait for a full pot of water to boil, so I steamed it.  I believe it makes it a prettier salad./span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"This salad keeps well for a few days in the fridge so make up a big batch and pull it out to have a quick snack, lunch or with dinner as a side./span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"bBroccoli Crunch/b/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"1 lb Broccoli/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"1/4 Cup Red Onion, Sliced/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"1/4 Cup Cilantro, Chopped /span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Sunflower Seeds or Nuts (Optional) /span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"ibDressing/b/i/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"2 Tbsp Mayo or Veganise/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"1 Garlic Clove, Minced/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"1 tsp Truvia/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil /span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Himalayan Pink Sea Salt (to taste)/span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Black Pepper (to Taste) /span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Cut broccoli into florets.  Steam in steam basket just until they turn bright green, then remove and cool down./span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Prepare dressing and toss with broccoli and remaining ingredients./span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-size: large;"There are many nutritional benefits of broccoli. Broccoli is nutrient dense and it's low in calories, one cup is only 45 calories. Broccoli contains Vitamins C, K, A, B6, B2, E, B1, B3, B5, Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Tryptohphan, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, span class="ILAD" id="ILAD1"Protein/span, span class="ILAD" id="ILAD4"Omega 3/span fatty acids, Iron, Calcium, and Zinc./span/divdivbr //divdivspan style="font-size: large;"Broccoli is high in fiber, which helps maintain a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It also helps in the reduction of cholesterol levels in the blood a great addition to broccoli nutrition./span/divdivbr //divdivspan style="font-size: large;"So chop it up...and eat your Broccoli!/span/divdivbr //divdivspanStormy /span/divbr /br /br /br /

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