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Broccoli Olive Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

I’ve partnered with Sprouts to bring y’all this Broccoli Olive Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing. As always, all opinions are mine. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep this blog spinning.

Packed with flavor from garlic, onion, chili powder and red wine vinegar, this thick Roasted Red Pepper Dressing adds some zing to this Broccoli Olive Salad. Pair it with some Daiya Pizza for your vegan friends at your next summer get-together.

Daiya And Broccoli Olive Salad With Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

How hard can it be to write down a recipe for a two-ingredient salad like this Broccoli Olive Salad? After all, there are only two ingredients: broccoli and olives! Yet, struggle I did.

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You see, I’d cut up a cup’s worth of broccoli and between myself, my daughter and my dogs, that cup would vanish while I was slicing up the olives. And, the same happened with the olives when I was cutting up the broccoli florets. Clearly, we are vicious snackers who have self-control issues. In all, I must have worked through a few heads of broccoli and a couple jars of olives. So, when I finally wrote down this recipe, I figured I’d just say a handful or two of broccoli and olives.

This is a fun salad, so measurements don’t really matter – with the exception of when you make the Roasted Red Pepper Dressing.

Peeling Roasted Red Tomatoes

This week we are snacking on and cooking up all the veggies. This week we are taking a break from chicken and fish and trying to enjoy more plant-based products. By no means would I call myself a vegetarian or vegan. But, ever so often, my daughter and I like to take a break from being carnivores and let our veg-love flag fly high!

Daiya And Delicious Broccoli Olive Salad With Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

With that said, this salad is super easy. Simply broccoli and olives that are bathed in a delicious, veggie packed, Roasted Red Pepper Dressing (very similar to this Roasted Red Pepper Dip). The hardest part about making the dressing is trying not to snack on the roasted red peppers when they are pulled out of the oven and are smelling heavenly.

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

As y’all know from this Enchilada Shakshuka post, this Sweet Spicy Roasted Artichoke post, this Spicy Curried Shrimp bowl post and this No Bake Star Anise Strawberry Cashew Cake post, my daughter and I LOVE shopping at Sprouts Farmer Market.

Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

The fresh produce and variety of products store-wide make our 45-minute drive so worthwhile! In fact, last Friday night, our mother-daughter activity was driving down to Sprouts to grab some veggies and plant-based products like the Daiya Meatless Meat Lovers Pizza that we paired with this healthy and delicious Broccoli Olive Salad With Roasted Red Pepper Dressing.

 Broccoli Olive Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

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Broccoli Olive Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

Broccoli Olive Salad With Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Packed with flavor from garlic, onion, chili powder and red wine vinegar, this thick Roasted Red Pepper Dressing adds some zing to this Broccoli Olive Salad. Pair it with some Daiya Pizza for your vegan friends at your next summer get-together.

Ingredients

  • FOR ROASTED RED PEPPER DRESSING
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt (or adjust to taste)
  • ½ tsp black pepper (or adjust to taste)
  • FOR BROCCOLI SALAD with ROASTED RED PEPPER DRESSING
  • 1 cup washed broccoli florets
  • ½ cup black olives
  • ½ cup green olives
  • 1/3 cup Roasted red pepper dressing

Instructions

  1. Wash red peppers, place them on a foil lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Then, carefully flip peppers over with tongs and bake another 20 minutes. When done, cover with foil and set aside till cool.
  3. While peppers are cooling, peel the onion and garlic cloves.
  4. When peppers are cool, remove the stem and skin - they should separate from them easily. Add the flesh of the bell peppers to a blender.
  5. Also add in the garlic, onion, tomato paste, oil, red wine vinegar, chili powder, salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Then add in the coconut milk and blend well.
  6. Add broccoli and olives to a bowl, add in about 1/3 cup of the roasted red pepper dressing and toss until broccoli and olives are coated with the dressing and enjoy with Daiya Meet Lovers Pizza.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 8mgSodium 1496mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 7gSugar 14gProtein 6g

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allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Tuesday 25th of June 2019

Wow -- what a GREAT quick idea for summer, Shashi. Big fan of roasted red peppers here! My mouth is watering at 10:30 a.m. Our dog Chloe is very picky and she will not eat a vegetable. We tried adding them to her bowl as the vet said it would be a good idea to give her some bulk w/out the calories. She voted with her mouth and stuck her nose in the air at the idea of peas and carrots in her bowl. No veggies for her. I love Sprouts and we don't have one up here, so I hope maybe they will bring Sprouts to NH. (Hint hint.) I would shop there if I could!!!

Neil

Sunday 23rd of June 2019

Your dogs eat broccoli and olives too? I'm not sure our cat Begbie would go for that. Though he's always about when a can of tuna is being opened! This is a lovely idea for what to pair roasted red pepper dressing with. Thanks Shashi!

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 20th of June 2019

Love it! Quick and easy salads like this one are my go-to always!

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

What a great salad! And that dressing looks wonderful. And I totally know about those ingredients that go missing while dinner is being made. :-)

David @ Spiced

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

I so wish we had a Sprouts up here in our area! You've convinced me, Shashi! So a pizza + salad night is pretty much one of the best things ever. We love to curl up in the basement with a meal like this and catch up on old shows. I'm super intrigued by that roasted red pepper dressing! Those roasted red peppers look amazing, and I know I'll have to make a double batch since I'll eat half of 'em straight away. (Bonus - Robbie loves red peppers, too!) This salad definitely needs to make an appearance here soon!