Blanch Broccoli for Enhanced Color and Flavor

When adding broccoli to a fresh salad, first brighten its color and enhance its flavor by blanching it for 2 minutes in boiling water and then rinsing in cold water.
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Blanch Broccoli for Enhanced Color and Flavor

Blanching the broccoli before adding it to a fresh salad will provide a brighter and more flavorful broccoli but will maintain its fresh crisp texture.
  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and then add the broccoli.
  • Cook for only 2 minutes and then immerse in cold water immediately to stop the cooking process.
  • Drain well and pat dry with a paper towel before adding to your fresh salad.
Checkout our How to Cook Broccolipage for more tips and advice on how to prepare and cook fresh broccoli.
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