Roasted Broccoli White Bean Salad teams up with healthy spinach & creamy dill dressing. SHARE something healthy today!
Roasted Broccoli White Bean Salad
It can be challenging to make a meal out of a healthy salad. The problem, is that it doesn’t fill you up until the next meal (or snack, if you have eating habits anything like mine.) The best way to make a salad more hearty, is to add some type of legumes and high fiber veggies. This salad features both – roasted broccoli and white beans.
If you have never roasted broccoli, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Like all roasted vegetables, the flavor intensifies and the broccoli gets a nice, crisped texture. The original recipe called for cannellini beans, but I prefer using a smaller bean. I used Goya small white beans (No joke – they are called “small white beans.”)
The dressing is a lively combination featuring hard-boiled eggs, lemon, Dijon mustard, capers and dill. By making the dressing in a food processor, you end up with a nice creamy texture. The eggs also thicken the dressing, which coats the veggies and spinach for a nice punch of flavor.
It’s a Salad – Get Creative!
Why not branch out and get creative? I would suggest shredded carrot for a little extra crunch or chopped tomatoes for a pop of color. Another option would be to add cooked shredded chicken for extra protein. Topping the salad with freshly shaved Parmesan would also be a nice flourish.
Broccoli Salad Bonus
Broccoli Bacon & Cheese Salad is another great broccoli-based salad. This one is more indulgent due to the bacon, cheese and mayo-based dressing. I’m sure that’s why it was such a hit at my recent family picnic.
I recommend striking a balance between healthy eating and splurging by giving both recipes a try!