As you may know we started trying to grow some of our own vegetables this year. It’s been quite the learning experience. One of things we have learned is that if broccoli goes unattended during a warm spell it can go to flower. My heart sank a little when I saw this upon return from our summer holidays. However, anguish soon turned to joy when we discovered that these broccoli flowers can be eaten…and taste really good.
So before you could say “bunny food”, Himself (aka Mr. Foody) discovered this little recipe. It was really good and I think I will be using it for regular broccoli too – perhaps just quickly blanching it first.
200g (approx) trimmed broccoli flowers
200g (approx) fresh broccoli stems, chopped
100g of your favourite hard cheese, grated (Vesterhavsost is my choice here in DK)
100g sunflower seeds
1 small onion, chopped
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
8 tablespoons good mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the dressing ingredients and add to the salad. Stir well and chill for at least an hour to allow the flavors to combine. (Start with half of the dressing and then keep adding more to taste.)
Recipe inspired by One Creative Mommy