In the hierarchy of nutrient-rich vegetables, broccoli is hard to beat. It’s low in calories and carbs, and a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and immune-boosting vitamin C. In this clever faux-grain salad, we steam broccoli and then finely chop it to create a rice-like texture. And when every bite is studded with bright and crunchy ingredients like pomegranate arils, chopped apple, and pistachios, you won't even remember that there aren't any actual grains in this salad!

Martha Stewart Living, September 2021

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Credit: Frank Frances

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prep:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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  • Steam broccoli in a pot of simmering water fitted with a steamer basket until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove broccoli and drain; let cool 20 minutes. Finely chop broccoli to create a rice-like texture and add to a large bowl.

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  • Add parsley, cilantro, apple and/or pomegranate arils, lemon juice and zest, and oil to bowl with broccoli and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with pistachios and sumac before serving.

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