Carrot and Broccoli Salad with Green Olives

Carrot and broccoli salad recipe

Green olives, fresh herbs, and crunchy seeds embellish the pairing of baby carrots and broccoli for a simple, savory salad.This is the kind of salad that has good staying power, as long as you take care to cook the broccoli just until it’s barely tender-crisp and still bright green. It’s even better the next day, and is a nice little side  to include in your lunch. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet. 

Serves: 6

  • 1 medium broccoli crown, cut into
    bite-sized florets (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups baby carrots, halved lengthwise if thin,
    quartered lengthwise if thick
  • 1/2 cup small green pimiento olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vinaigrette, homemade or store-bought,
    or as needed to moisten
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds

Combine the broccoli florets in a skillet with a small amount of water. Cover and steam for 3 minutes or so, just until tender-crisp.

Carrot and broccoli saladTransfer the broccoli to a colander and refresh under cool water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.

In a serving container, combine the broccoli with carrots and all the remaining ingredients. Toss well. Serve at once, or cover and refrigerate until needed.

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