Friday Recipes: Henry’s Quick Broccoli Salad

July 10, 2009

By Mark Bishop, Deputy Director

This post is part of our Friday-morning series on fun, healthy recipes. Check out other recipe posts here.

Most of my cooking is about just figuring out what's in the kitchen and
pulling it all together. And usually it starts around 6:00 p.m. when I
get home and want dinner served by 6:40 p.m. I'm a big believer in
quick.

It was no different the other day when Henry, our three-year-old, asked to help me prepare the evening's meal.

There's
nothing to this dish, a broccoli salad, but what I love about it is
that while Henry is a great eater, he definitely eats better when he
takes pride in the meal. When he knows he made it, there is little
chance he'll not eat it. Check out Henry's pride in the broccoli salad:

And while I'm biased, I have to say the video is pretty cute…
there's nothing quite like watching your kid chow down on broccoli and
Brussels sprouts.

Henry's Quick Broccoli Salad

One head of steamed broccoli, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of powdered garlic
1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix the ingredients together and enjoy!
(If you can round up a kid to help you make it, even better!)