a healthy (in my opinion) recipe.
broccoli and white bean salad with sage dressing.
- three broccoli crowns
- 1 can of small white beans
- 1/2 box of baby lettuce
- crumbled gorgonzola
- one lemon
- one shallot (or two)
- fresh sage (i used about 1.5 cups loose)
- olive oil
- cut the broccoli into bite sized pieces and either steam until just soft or blanch.
- run broccoli under cold water to stop cooking and set aside to cool.
- rinse the beans well.
- while broccoli is cooling chop the shallots into small pieces.
- put shallots and sage in food processor.
- zest the lemon into the food processor.
- squeeze lemon juice into food processor being careful not to get any seeds in.
- process shallots, lemon and sage until it is very finely chopped. then slowly add olive oil until it gets to a nice dressing consistency. i do like this dressing thickish though.
- when dressing is done blending add salt and pepper to taste.
- now combine salad greens, beans and cooled broccoli in a large bowl. sprinkle with crumbled gorgonzola and top with dressing.
- eat it. love it. if you don’t love it come back here and tell me how you’d tweak it to make it better.
i did remember to take a picture but it wasn’t until i had already eaten a fair amount of my serving. and yes, the salad is really green and the dressing is green so it isn’t very eye popping (i’d have added a red pepper if i had one) but green is good for you and we are all about health here now people. my peeps. my fellow heath seeking peeps.
a note, i don’t like to waste any broccoli so i cut the lower parts of the stems into little “coin” sized rounds to have in the salad as well as the floret tops. i also squeezed a little lemon juice onto the broccoli as it cooled just because i like lemon. also, i am really into cool dressings these days. i made enough to use on this salad and have some left over. its good on almost anything. i’ve been doing the same with the tahini type dressing from the quinoa salad recipe. making yummy dressing is a pleasing way to be healthy i think.
ok, the chickpea is stirring. happy healthing.