I recently appeared for the final exams of my Masters course... and like all exam times I ended up having a very hectic schedule everyday. This schedule left me no time for making elaborate lunches and dinners. And rather than rely on preservative-laden instant foods or heavily oily and spicy restaurant food, I prefer to make quick meals of soups and salads. One such recipe I 'came up' with during these exams (when I was supposed to be focussed on studying) was this quick broccoli salad.
The three-step broccoli salad can be made in 5 minutes and is light, filling and tasty. In this salad, the typical pungent and astringent flavour of broccoli combines well with the sweet, spicy and sour Thai Sweet Chilli sauce based dressing.
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This salad can be had by itself for a light yet filling summer meal. It can also be had as a side-dish with a meal of Thai Red Curry or Thai Green Curry and steamed rice. Here's how you can enjoy this salad at your home:
Three Step Broccoli Salad Recipe
Preparation Time: 8 minutes
Assembly Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
2 cups broccoli florets
3 cups water
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
A pinch of salt
For the dressing
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsps Thai Sweet Chilly Sauce
Step 1: Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pan with a pinch of salt. Add broccoli florets for two minutes. Drain and run under cold water.
Step 2: Mix together the lemon juice and the Thai Sweet Chilly Sauce.
Step 3: Pour the dressing over the florets and garnish with sesame seeds.
And voila! Your salad is ready to eat!