"This simple broccoli salad kicks up ordinary broccoli with some lemon and red pepper flakes." ó Chef John
LuAnn suggests reducing the olive oil to 2 Tablespoons. Several of the recipes reviews echoed my suggestion, saying they had cut the oil in half and still really liked the salad. One also suggested adding a bit of sweetener (she used 1/2 teaspoon honey).
1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli
3 cloves garlic, mashed into a paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 pinch salt and ground black pepper, or to taste
1/3 cup olive oil (LuAnn used 2 Tablespoons)
Trim bottoms of broccoli stems and cut off broccoli heads; cut the broccoli heads into quarters.
Peel broccoli stems and cut into quarters crosswise.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook broccoli until tender when cut with a paring knife but still slightly firm, 5 to 6 minutes.
Transfer broccoli to a large bowl filled with cold water and chill to stop the cooking process.
Arrange broccoli in a colander with the florets facing down towards the holes of the colander and allow broccoli to drip for at least 30 minutes.
Whisk together garlic, lemon juice, rice vinegar, Dijon mustard, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper together in a large serving bowl.
Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking rapidly until the dressing is thick and creamy. Adjust salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to taste.
Toss broccoli with the dressing; let stand 5 to 10 minutes to marinate, then toss again.