Spicy Marinated Broccoli Salad

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A broccoli salad.

Prepare ahead in just 15 minutes and enjoy this salad with visual appeal, eye-healthy ingredients, and sweet and spicy tang. This quick and easy side completes a meal - deliciously!


  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ medium carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup diced roasted red bell pepper, rinsed and drained if bottled
  • 2 tablespoons plain rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil (extra-virgin preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon shredded or grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the broccoli, carrot, onion, and bell pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except for the Parmesan. Pour over the broccoli mixture. Stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Before serving, sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Serves 2.

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