Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is not safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten (blue cheese is gluten-free).


"Love and lust are as different from each other as red wine and blue cheese, but because they can also complement one another splendidly, they get conflated with amazing, dumbfounding regularity." -Christopher Ryan

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Simple salads are a great way to dress up your veggies and are convenient to have on hand so that you eat more vegetables. This salad takes only a few minutes to make and will make a great side dish with your sandwich at lunch, for snacks later in the day, or even with dinner.

Tip: have the pine nuts and blue cheese ready to add to the broccoli when it is done steaming so the cheese melts. The melted cheese makes the perfect dressing while the pine nuts offer a bit of sweetness and crunch.


Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about two cups salad

Cooking time: 30 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes very good leftovers.

1 quart water
1 large bunch broccoli (cut flowerets from stalks)
1 Tbsp. pine nuts
1 ounce blue cheese (crumbled)

Broccoli Blue Cheese Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the water in a medium saucepan fitted with a steamer basket and place the saucepan over high heat.

When the water boils, add the broccoli and steam for 8 minutes.

While the broccoli is steaming, place the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the pine nuts and toast them for about five minutes, shaking the pan frequently.

When the broccoli is done steaming, shake the water from the broccoli and place in a large bowl.

Immediately add the blue cheese and the pine nuts and fold together gently until the blue cheese is melted.

Chill thoroughly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 3 cups salad

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 130 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 250%
Calcium 15% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 173mcg Potassium 574mg