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Sesame-Broccoli Salad

The simple addition of sesame seeds and the perfect vinaigrette turn plain broccoli into a delicious salad.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2001


  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for water
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large bunches broccoli (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, sesame oil, mustard, salt, and pepper; pack vinaigrette into 8 small airtight containers.

  2. Cut off broccoli stems about 1 inch below the florets. Cut florets into flowerettes by slicing through stem and pulling florets apart. You should have 8 to 9 cups of flowerettes.

  3. Fill a large bowl with ice and water; set aside. Add broccoli to boiling water; stir for 1 minute. Drain, then plunge into ice bath to stop cooking. When cool, drain well; toss with sesame seeds. Pack into containers with a small container of vinaigrette.

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