Broccoli and white beans salad

Broccoli and white beans salad is a very healthy salad in which steamed broccoli is tossed with cooked cannellini(white) beans and dressed with lemon and cumin dressing. It's a meal in its own .
Broccoli and white beans salad recipe

Total time:
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients for broccoli and beans salad :-

  • 1 large broccoli
  • 1 can(15oz) of cannellini beans or any white beans(about a cup)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 big garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp of raisins or cranberry
  • 2 Tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp of roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 or 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method for broccoli and beans salad

  1. Cut the broccoli florets from its stem. Then again cut the broccoi florets into about 1 inch pieces. Peel the rough skin of the broccoli stem and slice its stem into very thin round pieces.
  2. Steam broccoli florets and its stem until it is done.
  3. Drain the beans and rinse it with cold water to remove its preservatives and salt.
  4. In a bowl whisk well lemon juice, oil, chilly flakes, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.
  5.  In a large bowl, put together broccoli with its stem, onion, raisins and cannellini beans. Now pour the lemon dressing over the broccoli mixture and toss well.
  6. Broccoli and white beans salad is done.

 

Serve broccoli and beans salad with Italian herb bread or garlic bread.
If you are not a garlic lover, you can avoid it completely from this broccoli and beans salad.
Adjust red chilly flakes in the salad dressing according to your taste.

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