A simple and delicious salad jam-packed with vitamins!
5 cups broccoli flowerets, thawed if frozen
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 oranges, peeled and sliced in wheels
½ cup black or kalamata olives, sliced
1 orange, peel zested and juiced
5 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Steam broccoli flowerets in covered saucepan for 2 minutes only. Remove quickly and rinse with cold running water until broccoli is no longer warm. Do not cook further. Place in serving bowl and chill, covered.
Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine almonds, orange slices, olives, grated peel and juice from orange, scallions, and remaining ingredients except for salt and pepper. Toss gently and allow to stand at room temperature for about 15 to 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, pour marinated orange mixture on chilled broccoli and toss very gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.