A 5 minute quick and super easy fresh and crisp apple broccoli salad with a sweet and spicy Korean Gochujang dressing. Perfect as a meal or as a side.

Okay, don’t lie. We’ve all been there. Okay maybe not all of us but I know I have, more often then not.

Vegetables. I honestly just forget to eat them.
“Forget” haha.

 

Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing

 

So when I had  broccoli in the fridge that I had to eat before it wilted away to vegetable Valhalla, I was scratching my head and drawing blanks on how to make something interesting with this without cheesing it to death.
The lazy girl in me would have slapped some hummus on and called it a day.

…and then this happened: Terry starts singing ‘You don’t win friends with salad’. What a great motivator.

 

If any of you know how to motivate yourself to eat vegetables, you really need to share 🙂

 

 

Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing

 

I decided to move forward with using Korean flavours. I love a fresh crisp salad with a sweet dressing.

 

Broccoli doesn’t really have a particular flavour so a pure broccoli salad would have been out of the picture.
Apples! It’s sweet, it’s crunchy, it’s crisp! Matches the theme already.
The dressing was inspired from my favourite Korean comfort food dish. Bibimbap! Gochujang was the star.

 

 

Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing

 

Tip #1 : Don’t waste! Use the broccoli stems! 🙂 They have the most crunch and flavour. If they are a bit tough and waxy, you can use a peeler to peel away the skin.

 

Once combined, this apple broccoli salad was fantastic! It was crisp and crunchy and it was slightly spicy and sweet from the Gochujang dressing.

 

Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing

 

 

Another thing I thought of after I finished the salad? Top it up with some crunchy nuts or feta. 🙂 Salty sweet salad with an additional crunch.

 

If you make this recipe, the boys and myself would love to see! Hashtag it with #pupswithchopsticks!

 

Eat your greens!

Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing

 

Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing
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Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings
  • Category: Appetizer, Side, Main
  • Cuisine: Asian, American

Description

A 5 minute quick and super easy fresh and crisp apple broccoli salad with a sweet and spicy Korean Gochujang dressing. Perfect as a meal or as a side.


Ingredients

  • 1 broccoli (chopped)
  • 1/2 apple (sliced into slivers, matchsticks size)

Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing

  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gochujang paste
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • nuts (optional)
  • feta cheese (optional)

Instructions

Making the Gochujang Dressing

  1. Combine all the ingredients under the Gochujang dressing  list and put aside

Assembling the Salad

  1. Chop the broccoli into bite sized pieces
  2. Julienne half an apple into slivers, matchsticks size
  3. Combine the broccoli and apple into a mixing bowl and toss it with the dressing
  4. Enjoy as a meal or as a side dish! 🙂

Notes

Don’t waste! Use the broccoli stems. They have the most crunch and flavour. If they are a bit tough and waxy, you can peel the skin with a peeler.

 

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4 thoughts on “Apple Broccoli Salad + Sweet & Spicy Gochujang Dressing”

  1. Thsnk you. Simply and healthy. I bet we will l weight if we keep eating ths receipe twice or thrice a week w/small amount.

    1. It’s a great dressing too! You can easily use it on any salad! 🙂

    1. Thanks Alyssa! 🙂 I love the sweet and spicy combination and anytime I can make use of the natural ingredient’s natural sweetness or savoriness is always a bonus! 🙂

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