Posts tagged ‘broccoli’

A hit (and a miss)

I’d made this broccoli soup once before, but this time it was my husband putting it together while I was at work. He’s very good at this. While he has less experience in the kitchen, he’s more willing to improvise, particularly when spices are involved. So that means if we’re eating something spicy, chances are it was his doing. He jazzed up this basic broccoli soup a little with the addition of curry powder and red pepper. I like this soup so much because unlike some other vegetable soups, it gets its bulk from the pureed vegetables, not too-sweet cream.

Excuse the blurry photo:

The next day we cooked up our very first batch of fresh beets from our CSA, using the recipe here. With our apologies to Dwight Schrute, we both decided beets aren’t something we’ll be making again. They were palatable on a salad, but on their own, just eh. I think my husband described it well when he deemed them too earthy. They did leave their lovely pink color across our kitchen, though.

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June 13, 2008 at 8:50 am Leave a comment

Broccoli, Chickpea and Tomato Salad

All of the broccoli from our CSA last week went into this colorful salad. Since it contained some protein from the chickpeas, we figured we could make a meal out of it. That made for a very fast dinner.

Broccoli, Chickpea and Tomato Salad, from Everyday Food

1 pound broccoli
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 red onion, minced
Salt and pepper
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Cut the florets from the broccoli. Steam until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mix together mustard, vinegar, olive oil and onion; season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, chickpeas and broccoli; toss to coat. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

June 2, 2008 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment


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