Recipe: Broccoli with Warm Dijon Dressing

Bruce Bradley's warm dijon dressing is a quick, go-to sauce that can make your broccoli go from ho-hum to wow in seconds!Over the years I’ve learned to love the taste of vegetables “as is,” without any sauce. But let’s face it, occasionally it’s great to mix things up! And sometimes a little bit of sauce is just enough of a nudge to get your kids gobbling up their veggies.

Unfortunately I don’t trust most of the pre-sauced vegetables out there. The good news is you can make your own delicious sauces in no time at all. My on the fly, warm Dijon dressing takes seconds to prepare, and boy is it delicious!

So steam up some broccoli and drizzle on some sauce. Just be sure to make some extra because your vegetables will literally disappear!

Cheers!

Bruce

Broccoli Dijon
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Recipe type: Salads & Sides
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 heads of broccoli
Warm Dijon Dressing:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions:
Broccoli:
  1. Cut broccoli into medium, bite-sized pieces with tough stalks trimmed.
  2. Use your favorite method to steam broccoli. (6-7 minutes on stove over gently boiling water or 3-4 minutes in the microwave).
  3. Make sure the broccoli isn't overcooked. It should be fork tender yet still crisp and green.
  4. Drain broccoli.
  5. Drizzle with warm Dijon dressing and serve.
  6. Watch your family gobble it up!
Warm Dijon Dressing:
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Add mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk in until butter is fully incorporated and dressing is smooth.
Notes:
We recommend using organic ingredients when possible.

Frozen broccoli can be used instead of fresh...simply adjust the cooking times accordingly.

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