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Zesty Broccoli Salad



This is a very simple salad that I have been bring to parties for years. It is one of my signature dishes. One day years ago I was asked to bring a salad to a party and I asked Mum if she had any ideas. She suggested this recipe. I loved it and now want to share it with you. The nice thing about this Zesty Broccoli Salad is how easy it is.  And it looks beautiful, the colors are so vivid. Hope you enjoy it.

You will need the following Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of broccoli florets
  • 1 large sweet red pepper cut into strips
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 cup zesty Italian salad dressing, see recipe below

Mix all above ingredients together in a plastic bag or covered bowl and shake to coat all vegetables with dressing. Put in fridge to marinate for at least one hour, up to 24 hours. Serve cold.

You can use any Italian Salad Dressing you like or you can make your own Homemade Zesty Italian Salad Dressing.

Salad dressing ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

Mix all ingredients together. This dressing is delicious. Make an extra batch to use on your green salads, refrigerate  any leftover.

This last weekend I brought my Zesty Broccoli Salad to a friends house. She was having just a few girls over to play cards. She made pizza for us and the Zesty Broccoli Salad was a great addition to that.  Wine, home made New York Style Pizza, Zesty Broccoli Salad, Yum Yum Pecan Cookies (recipe will be posted soon) and cards. Good times!

Hope you have fun with this one too.




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