Recipe Type: Side Dish
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Easy recipe packed full of flavor and nutrients… Vitamin A, antioxidant-rich broccoli is also filling due to its high fiber content. Apple and golden currants give this recipe a natural sweetness. Perfect as lunch or brunch entree, or serve as a side dish to healthy protein like grilled chicken.
- 2 heads fresh broccoli, washed, stems cut
- 1/4 cup of slivered almonds or whole almonds, if preferred
- 1/4 cup golden currants
- 3/4 golden delicious apple, diced with skin on
- Vinaigrette Dressing:
- 1/3 cup grapefruit juice
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 heaping tablespoon fresh, chopped tarragon
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 250*. Blanch broccoli in boiling salted water for 1 minute. Drain and transfer immediately to an ice bath. Let rest for 5 minutes. Drain well. Pat dry with paper towels, if necessary. *NOTE: This step can be made ahead and broccoli placed in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Place almonds on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Place broccoli on serving platter.
- Sprinkle currants, apples and almonds over broccoli.
- Ladle vinaigrette over broccoli.
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