Monday, 28 February 2011

Meat free Monday: broccoli vinaigrette


This is a quick, delicious and healthy dinner - while the eggs coddle, the broccoli is zapped in the microwave until tender and ludicrously green. A vinaigrette of shallots, mustard, capers and white wine vinegar also gets a quick 30 second hit in the microwave to heat it and soften the shallots. A bit of ground pepper and dinner is on the table in under 10 minutes.

14 comments:

kat said...

Oh I like a lentil salad like this so why not broccoli, sounds good!

mscrankypants said...

Yummy!

Broccoli and carrots at the moment are here woody and bland because of the abundant rain; vinaigrette might perk up my broccoli somewhat.

Deb in Hawaii said...

That vinaigrette might be enough to get me to eat my broccoli. ;-) It looks pretty delicious!

SKIP TO MALOU said...

looks like an easy fix up monday meal!
it's been awhile since my last visit but im so glad i did stop by again

The Cat's Mother said...

Yum.
I like the idea of warming the vinaigrette in the microwave & softening the shallots at the same time. Clever.

Foodycat said...

Kat - yes, I must do some lentils soon.

Cranky - I think the broccoli will get better into autumn.

Deb - you could have it with asparagus instead, if you really can't deal with broccoli.

Malou - good to see you!

Mother - I felt pretty good about that one too!

Simona said...

I use the microwave to warm up the vinaigrette as well, but i had never thought of adding shallots to it. Thanks for the suggestion.

Choclette said...

Those eggs look perfect. Now are coddled eggs different to poached and if so how? I'm hopeless at poaching eggs.

grace said...

speedy and satisfying--my kind of meal! egg yolks just waiting to burst and ooze never fail to excite me. :)

Foodycat said...

Simona - the shallots are really good in it.

Choclette - coddled eggs are cooked in a water bath, broken into a buttered dish. Poached eggs are broken directly into water.

Grace - I agree! I really don't understand people who don't like runny eggs.

Heather said...

Isn't there just something about egg? It's so great on veg. Love it.

Dharm said...

See..I always thought coddled eggs were eggs that were between half boiled and hard boiled... whatever, this looks really superb!

girlichef said...

Oh, perfect eggs and a broccoli vinaigrette sounds really delicious :D

Foodycat said...

Heather - I was thinking it'd be quite a good one to make at work too. If I can ever figure out how to microwave eggs.

Dharm - I have heard that usage too, especially for making caesar salad dressing!

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