CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Broccoli-Dried Cherry Chop-and-TossThis side dish combines dried fruit with assertive flavors and finely chopped produce that come together beautifully.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This side dish combines dried fruit with assertive flavors and finely chopped produce that come together beautifully.
Broccoli-Dried Cherry Chop-and-Toss
4 cups finely chopped broccoli florets
1/3 to ½ cup dried cherries (or raisins or dried cranberries)
1/3 to ½ cup finely chopped sweet red or yellow pepper (optional)
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
2 to 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
Sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place broccoli, dried cherries, peppers if using, and onion in a large bowl.
Whisk together remaining ingredients, pour over salad ingredients and toss to coat.
Yield: Serves 4 to 6.
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