Steamed broccoli, sesame seed and mature cheddar salad

IMG_1774Broccoli is ridiculously healthy and can be delicious, yet it seems so often just be boiled into oblivion. We eat broccoli all the time, but I realised that I haven’t posted any of the many variations of steamed broccoli salad we devour. I also have a new camera that I wanted to test in very very poor light – the kitchen light has blown but the ceiling is very high and we don’t own a ladder tall enough to change the bulb. So I was cooking with a bed side lamp and the pictures turned out surprisingly well. This is possibly the simplest version of the salad because this is all we had lying about the fridge amongst the partially rotten baby food that the small one has been rejecting.


  • I head of broccoli
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Shaved mature cheddar
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Dash of soy and balsamic
  • Squish of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Lightly steam the broccoli. Toast the sesame seeds. Mix up the salad ingredients. Toss together and shave the cheese over the top.

Vegan version: ditch the cheese and honey

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