Broccoli Flower Salad

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


  1. Posted August 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the flowers! Aren’t they yummy? Thanks for visiting a href=” “> I love your take on the recipe! Your pictures are fabulous. I’m going to learn to take better pics one of these days! Great job.

    • Posted August 15, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the inspiration, Heidi. This recipe is definitely a keeper :)

  2. Posted August 15, 2012 at 8:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    It looks yummy! Do you know if you can actually get broccoli flowers anywhere if you don’t have green fingers?

    • Posted August 15, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink | Reply

      I think I have broccoli flowers because I don’t have green fingers ;) I haven’t seen them for purchase anywhere, but feel free to raid my garden…

  3. Posted September 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Enormt gode billeder, Kerry!!

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