Broccoli salad – A Summer Delight!

Today I made a quick and simple broccoli salad to beat tthe clock that told me it was getting late to work and the heat as well. Broccoli being rich in fiber as well as trace nutrients is ideal for dieters wanting to lose weight. I find it good also because it is green and somehow green seems the right feast for the eye anytime of the year.

Recipe: Broccoli salad with some cashews

Broccoli – Washed and cut into small florets and stalks trimmed – 4 cups
Roasted and quartered cashewnuts – 10
Salt to taste
Black peppercorns – 10
Olive oil – 1 tsp.


I use the stalks of broccoli as well. Trim the sides and retain the softer inner portion.

Steam the florets and stalks with a dash of salt in the microwave for 2 minutes, mixing once in between. Cool.

Crush the peppercorns coarsely.

Add the rest of the ingredients and the crushed pepper and toss well.


Harini is a vegan food photographer, writer and recipe developer. She also loves feeding birds, reading, watching crime thrillers, and travelling amongst other things.

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  • Saswati

    the click is perfect,simple yet healthy:)

  • indhu

    when I was in Chennai, I used to drink lots and lots of lemon juice and buttermilk…
    love this salad… simple and refreshing… and what you said about green colour is so true 🙂

    – Indhu (

  • Khaugiri

    Nice and simple salad for summer! Love the click Harini:)

  • Cham

    I imagine the burning sensation! The salad is light and no need to sweat!

  • evolvingtastes

    Look forward to the salads! I eat salads almost every day and am always on the lookout for new combinations too.

  • Nithya

    Awesome clicks. They are so tempting and yeah healthy as well. 🙂

  • jayasri

    Love broccoli!!, looks awesome, lovely click..

  • Nags

    love this veg!

  • Suma Rowjee

    Lovely light salad, perfect for summer!

  • Curry Leaf

    Yum I too make a similar one,but just steam,salt& pepper and grated cheese on top. Yours look beautiful and perfect for summer.What you said is true,summer takes away even hunger from the body.I do not feel like cooking heavy meals just light salads.Its juices for me all thru summer.I am planning for icecreams as well.

  • ?peachkins?

    This looks good, I have a brocolli in the fridge, right now…hmmnnn..


    Lovely healthy and simple yet looks delicious.Simplicity at its best.Nice click.

  • PS

    nice and easy way to beat summer heat..

  • AMA's AnythingVegetarian

    VEry simple to make recipe.I will try it soon.

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