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Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad


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  • 1 1/2 t red wine vinegar
  • 1 t kosher salt, more to taste
  • 2 heads broccoli, 1 lb. each, cut into bite-size florets
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 fat garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 t cumin seeds
  • 2 t roasted (Asian) sesame oil
  • Large pinch crushed red pepper flakes


Servings 6


Step 1

In a large bowl, stir together the vinegar and salt. Add broccoli and toss to combine.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil until hot, but not smoking. Add garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.Stir in sesame oil and pepper flakes. Pour mixture over broccoli and toss well.

Let sit for a least 1 hour at room temperature, and up to 48. (Chill it if you want to keep it for more than 2 hours). Adjust seasonings (it may need more salt) and serve.

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