Tasty Tuesday … Roasted Tomato and Broccoli Salad

10 comments
Cooking, Photography, Tasty Tuesday ..., Vegan Dishes, Vegetarian Cooking

Summer is on its way, and along with it, warmer temperatures. Hearty salads are perfect one-pot meals on a hot summer night. Just add loaf of crusty bread and perhaps some hummus or cheese to round out this simple meal.

This broccoli salad is delicious and easy to prepare. Roasting cherry tomatoes concentrates their flavor and transforms them into sweet, chewy morsels. If you have fresh herbs available, you could use those instead of dried ones. Broccoli cooked until just tender will not only keep its bright green color, but also not get mushy. I think that next time I’ll add some garbanzo beans to roast alongside the tomatoes to change it up a little.

What is your favorite summer salad?

Here’s what to do:

  • 1 large bunch of broccoli
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes
  • ½ of a red onion
  • juice of a large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence
  • crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°.
Wash the cherry tomatoes and dry them off a bit.
Cut the tomatoes in half and put them on a baking sheet cut side up.
Drizzle with a little olive oil.
Sprinkle them with the herbs and some salt and pepper.
Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
Turn the tray around in the oven and roast for another 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes are getting wrinkled and a bit blackened in spots.
Remove the tray from the oven and reserve.

While the tomatoes are roasting, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Wash the broccoli and cut the crowns into bite-size florets.
Add to the boiling water and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
The broccoli should be bright green and barely tender.
Drain into a colander, cool under running cold water and reserve.

In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the mustard and a pinch of salt.
Add the broccoli and mix thoroughly.
Next add the roasted tomatoes and gently blend the salad again.
Chill the salad for about an hour.
Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve!

 

Posted by

My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

10 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday … Roasted Tomato and Broccoli Salad”

  1. Pingback: Just an Opinion

  2. Hey Sabine, it’s hard to pick a favorite summer salad, I love them all! Lately, though, several have been cabbage and kale based with some cheese and sunflower seeds tossed in. Lonny and I devoured a giant bowlful last night. Maybe because of the crumbled bacon and sweet onion dressing. I’ll need to give your broccoli salad a go! Have a great week!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Missy! Kale and cabbage sounds good, especially with sunflower seeds! This broccoli salad was really tasty, and even works when tomatoes aren’t in their prime because the roasting improves the flavor! Have a great week too! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Catching up on your posts this morning and so glad to find this one. I have a bunch of cherry tomatoes I bought that I need to use and this just might be the trick. I have never roasted them what I am open to new ideas for old favorites.

    Liked by 1 person

    • It’s a great way to use them! I have another post where I showed roasting them with lots of garlic, herbs and more. They also freeze well and make great additions to soups, stews, pasta and anything else that could benefit from a little flavor boost!
      I will make this this week using some fresh green beans instead of broccoli. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s