SPICY BROCCOLI SALAD


SPICY BROCCOLI SALAD
I like my broccoli to have some color and crunch in them. I used to cook them for 30-40 seconds in the microwave with some salt. In this recipe, I have used mild spices and zinged up the salad just a little bit. I have baked them for a few minutes, so the broccoli still retain their color and crunch. Again, this is just another idea of spicing up the salad. Any amount of spices can be added here according to individual taste. Even any regular salad dressings can also be added after baking them. Each one of you is sure to have some variations like this one. Any suggestions to make these salads yummier will be most welcome. Here goes the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
Broccoli, 2 large heads.
Chili flakes, 1 teaspoon.
Any type of seasoning mixture, 1 teaspoon.
Garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon (optional).
Salt as per taste.
Dried parsley flakes, ½ teaspoon.

PREPARATION:
Break the broccoli into large florets and wash them well. Pat them dry with a paper towel and put them into a bowl. Mix chili flakes, seasoning mixture, garlic powder, dried parsley leaves, and salt together. Add this mixture on top of the broccoli and mix everything well. Grease a baking sheet with any cooking spray and arrange the florets on the sheet leaving sufficient space between each of them. Bake them at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes and remove them for the oven. Serve them hot or cold. This salad tastes yummy both ways.

15 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

1 tsp of chilli flakes? it is indeed very spicy for me :) looks goood.. and yeah we can always adjust the spice level according to our needs.

Priya said...

Good on Gita...baked broccoli salad looks prefect while dieting..

vidhas said...

Looks good. I have not tired brocoli in salads. Will try it out.

Laavanya said...

It took me a while to like Broccoli but now i love it. I like the microwaved version but have only added salt & pepper.. must try your spicy version - sounds delicious.

Uma said...

spicy broccoli salad sounds interesting. Looks delicious too.

Usha said...

Very healthy and nutritious, love the idea of baking broccoli !

Uj said...

I love broccoli.. your version seems to be spicy.. just the kind we like. Got to try it :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

perfect healthy diet........nice entry

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow spicy, yummy and healthy salad.

Malar Gandhi said...

I lthem with just slat and pepper, eat them with rice sometimes....nice choice to boost up ones immune system.....keep it up.

Jaishree said...

Salad sounds interesting. Looks delicious too.

Yasmeen said...

I never knew about any such vegetable by the name of broccoli before moving to US.But when i did study about its health benefits,i made it part of my regular meals.The baked spicy salad looks delicious way to eat the wonderful veggie.

Cham said...

It retains well the color and u made spicy salad , double woooow :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Broccoli is such a healthy veggie and salad sounds so good Gita!

Viki Xavier. said...

Today i tried your broccoli salad and its very good... Good for dieting.