A simple dish like this salmon needs a simple side dish to go with it. This broccoli with balsamic vinaigrette dish is perfect because of its simplicity and the use of easily accessible fresh ingredients. This side dish might be simple but the dressing mixture of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, minced shallot and garlic is complex in its taste and flavor. It is also healthy and vegetarian, so you can eat it guilt-free.
1 lbFresh Broccoli
2 tbsp chopped fresh
1 smallsmoked paprika
The broccoli florets were cooked in boiling salted water until crisp tender, drained and then tossed with the balsamic vinaigrette. This broccoli with balsamic vinaigrette was ready in 15 minutes and goes really well with the baked salmon. Enjoy!
In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook broccoli until crisp tender, about a minute. Drain well and set aside.
In a big bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, basil, shallot and garlic. Season dressing with salt and pepper to taste and toss with broccoli.