I have finally found the recipe I need duplicate the feeling I get at a restaurant where I want to finish a good
salad to the last bite. It is amazing how chopping up broccoli and combining it with these other ingredients makes it
feel as though you are not being forced to eat broccoli like a
child. Plus, you can chop up a big bowl of these ingredients
and eat for days!
I think it is the color and the crunch that make this
salad work, especially the grated red cabbage.
And raw vegetables never lose their nutritional value
due to cooking!
Try this salad with the citrus dressing featured here.
For the citrus vinaigrette:
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
Juice and zest from two limes. Try bottled juice for the convenience, and see if you like it.
1 teaspoon ground fenugreek - a good substitute is curry powder which usually contains fenugreek
1 teaspoon vegetable oil, just a bit as an emulsifier
Just whisk the above ingredients together and toss with the ingredients below when you are ready.
The dressing may improve in flavor after a few hours or overnight. Just whisk or shake and then toss in.
For the salad:
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
2 cups chopped cauliflower florets
½ - ¾ cup red cabbage, shredded or grated
½ cup carrots, peeled and either diced, julienned or just make thin ribbons with the peeler
¼ cup green onions or shallots, finely chopped
½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
There are no rules here. Just throw in any of these other ingredients in the proportion you like best.
Red pepper, seeded and chopped
Cherry tomatoes, whole or cut in half
Sugar snap peas
Sunflower seeds, whole, roasted and unsalted
Any roasted nuts, roasted and chopped
Any dried fruit, chopped, like apricots
Any whole dried fruit like raisins or cranberries
Any canned or fresh fruit, peeled and chopped. Try mango or pineapple.
Chopped Broccoli Salad