Well, what I have for you here is a lot Asian, particularly Pinoy-style. It’s very simple to do and packed with flavors, too. This broccoli salad goes very well with your grilled and barbecued meats. Just perfect for summer!
Here’s what you need.
-Sweet shrimp paste, 1-2 tsp (I bought mine from the Asian Market nearest our place.)
-Onions, 1 whole, chopped
-Tomatoes, 1-2 whole, cut into chunks
-Broccoli, 1 bunch, cut into chunks
You may also throw in some spinach in the mix, if you have some.
1. Blanch the broccoli for 3-5 minutes.
2. Drain and set aside.
3. Put all the ingredients together in a bowl.
4. Mix well.
5. Cool in the fridge until serving time.
6. Serve with your preferred viand.
This recipe is very similar to our ensaladang talong (Eggplant Salad), a very Filipino kind of salad. It's a mix of grilled eggplant, steamed ladyfingers and fresh tomatoes and onions. The dressing of course is the shrimp paste, as well. We often bring this salad when we have picnics by the beach. So, so good with grilled fish and pork. Now, we have an alternative to our ensaladang talong dish. And it's even quicker to prepare.
Hubby and I enjoy this kind of salad because it’s very easy to do. It goes well with our Grilled Spare Ribs recipe which is often done at home. Also, it’s not that calorific. We shy away from mayo-based salad dressings because they’re too rich for
There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this one.
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