Charred Broccoli Kimchi Salad

When it comes to salads I only like them made fresh. Having a prepacked salad for lunch doesn’t work for me. I’m always trying to find different ways to get more veggies into my lunches. I want something that carries well, can be eaten at room temperature, and will last at least a week in the fridge – so I can make a batch at the beginning of the week.

This salad was a success. The broccoli is a study vegetable so it’s great for a packed lunch and carries well. It’s also filling. The kimchi makes it spicy and its juices serve as a dressing for the salad. It’s something different, and something good.

Makes 4 Servings

2 cups broccoli Florets (1 head)
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 cup kimchi
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, toasted
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt

In a skillet on medium heat toast the sesame seeds. About 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Add the grapeseed oil to the pan. Add the broccoli florets and ginger. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute for 3 minutes until bright green and slightly charred.

Reduce heat to low; add kimchi and cook until warmed through and mixed well with the broccoli, about 2 minutes.

Take off heat and toss with toasted sesame seeds, sprinkle with flaky sea salt, and drizzle with sesame oil.

Want to make it a meal? Make a rice bowl. I put one cup of cooked rice in a bowl, cover with the broccoli kimchi salad, and top with a fried egg. Quick, easy, and delicious.

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