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Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe with Anchovies and Eggs

Broccoli salad with anchovies and eggs

Published: March 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a starter

Check out this super simple broccoli salad with anchovies for an easy low calorie starter. Regular, romanesco or sprouting broccoli may be used in this salad and are particularly delicious with the caesar dressing. Burford Brown eggs will give a deep-orange yolk

  • Gluten free
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*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards


  • 2 eggs
  • 350g purple sprouting broccoli
  • 12 anchovy fillets
  • to serve freshly ground pepper
  • to serve sea salt flakes


  • ½ x 50g tin anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • a pinch English mustard powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • 90ml sunflower oil
  • 25ml extra-virgin olive oil


  • STEP 1

    For the dressing, crush the drained anchovies lightly with a fork. Put into a bowl with the egg yolk and add the garlic, lemon juice, mustard powder, 1/4 tsp salt, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces. Whisk all the ingredients, adding the oils slowly at first, then a little faster as the emulsion forms. Finally, whisk in 50ml of cold water to create a looser consistency. This can also be made in a food processor. Season – this dressing should be highly flavoured.

  • STEP 2

    In a large pan of boiling water, boil the eggs for 8 minutes and refresh in cold water. When cool, peel. Bring a separate pan of water to the boil and add 3 tsp salt. Add the broccoli, return to the boil and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just cooked but still a little al dente. Drain and refresh in ice-cold water.

  • STEP 3

    To serve, divide the broccoli between four plates, making a little stack interleaved with anchovy fillets. Drizzle with caesar dressing and put half an egg alongside. Sprinkle with a little freshly cracked pepper and a few flakes of sea salt.

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