Broccoli and other members of the brassica family of vegetables are rich in phytochemicals called isothiocyanates. These magical chemicals actually communicate to your DNA to start detoxification processes!”
1 large head of broccoli (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch florets, stems peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon. finely grated lemon zest
1 small shallot, minced
Freshly ground pepper
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets and stems and cook until bright green and just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the broccoli under cold water until cool; pat dry.
In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest and shallot and season with salt and pepper. Add the broccoli, toss to coat and serve.
The cooked and chilled broccoli can be refrigerated overnight. Toss the broccoli with the dressing just before serving.
We thank foodandwine.com for this recipe.