How I Learned to Like Broccoli

I dislike broccoli. I actually dislike most vegetables. But my previous strategy of counting potato chips as a vegetable and marking it down as a huge victory if I put slightly less sugar in my Kool-Aid, is not working out so well for me. So I decided that I'm going to learn to like vegetables. And as Anne Shirley said, ". . . you can nearly always like things if you make up your mind firmly that you will."

So I made up my mind firmly to like vegetables. . . and I bought a mandolin slicer. The result: my life (and my salads) will never be the same again.

This idea is so simply, it can't even really be called a recipe. You set the mandolin slicer to the highest setting and "slice" the broccoli: 

As you can see, the broccoli ends up looking like it's grated. If you don't have a mandolin slicer, you could probably use a grater instead. 

And then you throw it on your salad: 

The broccoli taste is subtle enough that I can handle it, and it adds a satisfying crunch to the salad!


  1. I happen to love broccoli, especially dipped in ranch dressing. Of course, this probably erases all the healthy qualities of broccoli.


    1. I'm so jealous of people who like vegetables. But I'm making progress. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my bog recently! I learned to like broccoli in college when they served it covered in cheese sauce. :-) But then I decided that wasn't healthy, so I started just lightly steaming it. I recently had it roasted and that was wonderful, but a little more involved to get ready. I used to hate spinach until I had it in a salad - and now I love it. I hadn't thought to add broccoli in salads - good idea!

  3. This made me laugh. I'm very hit and miss with vegetables and broccoli makes me gag. I'll give this trick a try. If it doesn't work, I'm sticking to potatoes and corn.


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