Hello on a long-weekend Saturday! Today we’ll look at the last salad recipe in “Good and Cheap”: Broccoli Apple Salad. This is a good universal side dish because apples and broccoli are available pretty much all year round, and usually at fairly reasonable prices. Let’s find out more!
You’ll locate this recipe on page 54 of the PDF version of “Good and Cheap” (download it free from leannebrown.com), and if you’re working in the print edition, it’s on page 44.
This super-simple recipe takes:
And for the dressing:
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- salt & pepper
How Did It Taste?
This is actually the first “Good and Cheap” recipe that I honestly didn’t like. Something was missing, and I’m not sure what it was. Even letting the salad sit and marinate for a few hours didn’t change much. I’m going to try it again, with the alternate dressing that the recipe suggests: yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and dill.
However, in its favour, let me say that it is a very attractive salad with a nice combination of colors (as you can tell by the photo).
Money and Time
I’m motivated to overcome the taste shortcomings because this is a very quick and inexpensive recipe. Start to finish, I was able to knock Broccoli Apple Salad together in 15 minutes. I whipped up a half-recipe, which made for two generous side servings, and the total cost was $3.10, or $1.55 per serving.
Sailing Into Uncharted Territory
As of today, we’re saying goodbye to salads and heading into a new chapter of “Good and Cheap”: Snacks, Sides and Small Bites. I’ve peeked ahead and we’re in for a whole array of tasty experiments. This part of the book covers off side dishes made with vegetables, duelling baked bean recipes, inventive popcorn toppings and what looks like a bazillion ideas for things on toast. See you soon!