Savor the Crunch: Easy Broccoli Salad with Feta!

by | Dec 3, 2023 | Dinner, Lunch, Sides | 0 comments

I’m really excited to share a delightful twist on a classic: Easy Broccoli Salad with Feta and Toasted Almonds. This dish is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes, with its vibrant green hues and an enticing mix of textures.

A Splash of Color in Your Kitchen

First off, let’s talk about the star of our dish: broccoli. In this recipe, we give it a quick blanching. This process is simple yet magical. By plunging the broccoli into boiling water briefly and then into an ice bath, we lock in that gorgeous green color and a tender crunch.

Prep & Cook: Quick and Easy Broccoli Salad with Feta!

Now, onto the practicalities. The prep time is just 15 minutes, with an additional minute for cooking. Plus, you might want to chill the salad a bit, but that’s optional. You’ll be serving up a delicious dish for four in no time!

broccoli salad and feta

The Crunchy Ensemble

For the salad, you’ll need:

  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2 medium heads of broccoli, bite-sized florets
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

Dressing: Creamy and Tangy

And for the dressing:

  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Let’s Get Cooking to make our Broccoli Salad with Feta!

Bring your water to a boil and get that ice bath ready. Blanch the broccoli for just a minute, then shock it in the ice water. Make sure to dry it thoroughly – either spin it or pat it down. In the meantime, whip up your dressing by combining the sour cream, vinegar, and mustard. Season it to your liking.

Bringing It All Together

In a large bowl, mix the cooled broccoli with the rest of the salad ingredients. Drizzle over the dressing and toss everything together. You can serve it immediately or let it chill for a bit. The flavors meld beautifully over time!

broccoli salad and feta

Easy Broccoli Salad with Feta and Toasted Almonds

Discover the perfect blend of crunch and zest with our Easy Broccoli Salad with Feta and Toasted Almonds. A quick, healthy dish that's sure to delight!
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Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, feta, almonds, salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4
Calories: 190kcal

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 2 medium heads broccoli cut into bite-size florets
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ½ small red onion
  • ¼ cup toasted almonds
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill choppd

Dressing Ingredients

  • cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 dash kosher salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • While waiting for water to boil, prepare an ice bath.
  • Once water boils, add broccoli and cook for 1 minute. Drain the broccoli and  immediately place into the prepared ice water bath.
  • Once cool, drain well and place into salad spinner to remove all of the moisture, spinning at least twice. Alternatively pat dry with clean kitchen towels.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, vinegar, mustard. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • In a large serving bowl, add cooled broccoli and remaining salad ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss until everything is combined and fully coated with the dressing.
  • Salad may be eaten immediately or refrigerated until ready to serve. Best flavor is attained when allowed to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 428IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg

Final Thoughts when creating our Broccoli Salad with Feta

There you have it – a simple, yet superbly flavorful broccoli salad. Perfect for a quick lunch, a side dish at dinner, or even a picnic treat. It’s healthy, it’s easy, and most importantly, it’s delicious. Enjoy!

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