This is a sponsored post. Kewpie USA was kind enough to send me a box of mayonnaise and some salad dressings and this was one of the dishes that I’ve prepared with their products. If you haven’t heard of Kewpie before, it’s well known for it’s mayonnaise, which is richer and creamier than it’s American counterparts. They also make great salad dressings, one of my favorites being the sesame one. Give them a try if you want to add some Japanese flavor to your food!
Japanese Style Broccoli Salad with Egg and Ham（ブロッコリーサラダ）
Finally!!! It’s that time of year where Summer is only weeks away and the days are noticeably longer and a bit warmer. My favorite season!! And what better way to start it than with this Japanese Style Broccoli Salad! （ブロッコリーサラダ）
This salad is a delicious way to get some more broccoli in your diet. Depending on your preferences, the broccoli can be cooked until soft or slightly cooked with a bit of crunch left in it. I personally like the latter 🙂
The dressing/sauce, is made up of egg and mayonnaise. With a bit of Dijon mustard, ham, and a good amount of pepper to round things out. Sound tasty? It is!!
Does the type of mayonnaise you use matter?
I say yes. But experiment with different mayonnaise brands and decide for yourself!
I’ve been doing that with all sorts of condiments, most recently olive oil and honey. Have you noticed differences in those products?
There are so many different varieties it’s bound to keep me occupied for quite some time.
I do think Kewpie mayonnaise is key here though, since it adds it’s uniquely delicate mayonnaise flavor.
So keep that in mind 🙂
Bacon versus Ham
If you ask me what I would prefer if I had to pick one or the other…. What would I choose?
Bacon!! All the way!!
But sometimes, having ham instead imparts a more delicate and sometimes sweeter flavor than bacon. (depending on what you use)
And that’s what I was after this time around.
In the past, when using bacon I think the overall flavor profile is stronger and more savory rather than delicate.
So keep that in mind if that is what you like.
Bacon would make it more like a traditional American broccoli salad but without the red onion.
The last and most important thing I want to mention is that you should make sure you use fresh ground pepper.
It brings everything together!
So in summary, this broccoli salad was a quick dish to put together for the amount of flavor and nutrition it provides.
It’s been in my rotation for some time and hope you get a chance to try this out!
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In case you missed them, here are some of my other Japanese recipes that may be of interest!
- Kinako Ice Cream with Kuromitsu
- Japanese Style Broccoli Salad with Egg and Ham
- Japanese Style Potato Salad with Ham
- Creamy Mentaiko Pasta with Fresh Spaghetti
- Omusubi (Japanese rice balls) with tuna, salted salmon, and umeboshi
- Japanese Radish Salad with Tuna and Radish Sprouts
- Japanese Style Matcha Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting
- Japanese Style Macaroni Salad with Tuna
- Japanese Green Tea Ice Cream (egg yolk free!)
- Mizuna (Japanese Mustard Greens) with Garlic and Bacon