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Broccoli-Quinoa Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Recipe by BonAppetit.com

 

Servings: 4

 

Buttermilk Dressing

¾ cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon (or more) fine sea salt
Salad

1 shallot, finely chopped
2 small heads of broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
Kosher salt
1 cup white, red, or black quinoa
½ cup coarsely chopped parsley
¼ cup coarsely chopped tarragon
¼ cup coarsely chopped pistachios

 

Cooking instructions:

 

Buttermilk Dressing
Whisk buttermilk, olive oil, vegetable oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, rice vinegar, pepper, and 1 tsp. sea salt in a medium bowl. Taste and season with more salt if needed. Dressing can be made 5 days ahead. Cover and chill.

Salad
Stir together shallot and 2 Tbsp. buttermilk dressing in a small bowl and set aside.

Cook broccoli in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer broccoli to a bowl of ice water; let cool. Drain and place on a kitchen towel–lined baking sheet.

Meanwhile, return water in pot to a boil and cook quinoa until slightly al dente, about 12 minutes; drain. Toss quinoa and 2 Tbsp. buttermilk dressing in a large bowl to coat; season with salt. Let cool.

Add dressed shallot, broccoli, parsley, tarragon, pistachios, and 2 Tbsp. buttermilk dressing to quinoa and toss to combine. Season with more salt if needed.

 

(Nutrition Per Serving: 380 calories, 22g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 660mg Sodium, 37g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 6g sugar, 11g protein)

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