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Charred Broccolini Feta and Pistachio Salad Recipe

It turns out we sometimes have cooking amnesia – like, we know we really like broccolini but forget.

Then we’ll have some of it charred and perfectly cooked and we’re all about broccolini all the time.

We’ll toss charred broccolini in pasta with browned sausage, have it as a side with some garlicky toasted breadcrumbs, or put it in this Charred Broccolini Feta and Pistachio Salad Recipe. And, of course, we even make variations on this salad, say, with toasted quinoa one day, roasted salmon another, or slices of avocado the next. 

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Single serving of broccolini salad
Charred Broccolini Feta and Pistachio Salad Recipe

Crumbled Feta and Toasted Pistachio Charred Broccolini Salad Recipe

Raise your hand if you too adore charred broccolini. We like it tossed i in pasta with browned sausage, as a side with garlicky toasted breadcrumbs, or in this Charred Broccolini Feta and Pistachio Salad Recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 293 kcal


For The Broccolini:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound broccolini
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium lemon freshly squeezed

For Serving The Salad:

  • 5 ounces baby spinach, kale, or chard
  • 1 cup cooked black-eyed peas or black lentils or black beans
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted pistachios finely chopped
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese


  • Cook The Broccolini: In a small cast-iron fry pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until almost smoking. Add half of the broccolini and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred and crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and transfer to a plate.
    Warm the remaining 112 tablespoon olive oil in the pan and cook the remaining broccolini. Season with salt, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Return the first batch of broccolini to the pan and toss to rewarm, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately. 
  • Serve The Salad: Arrange the greens on a serving plate then top with black-eyed peas, pistachios, feta, and charred broccolini. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and squeeze lemon over the top and serve. 



Serving: 1servingCalories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 217mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5646IUVitamin C: 153mgCalcium: 268mgIron: 3mg
Keyword charred broccolini dish, vegetarian salad
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