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.
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