Broccoli Salad with Sesame Dressing
E: One way to get back on track with your health goals is to make this salad. Broccoli is a superfood. It fights cancer, maintains your metabolism, serves as a detoxifier, is filled with fiber, lowers cholesterol, protects your eyes, it is extremely high in vitamin C, has calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, magnesium, folate, and many more. Studies show eating broccoli decreases obesity, diabetes, heart disease, promotes healthier complexion and hair, increase energy and weight loss. It’s great steamed, roasted, in a soup, raw with yogurt dip.
My mother-in-law gave me this recipe. She made it for a get together once and I fell in love. I love the crunch of the peanuts/ pumpkin seeds and raw broccoli; and the acid from the rice vinegar. I like eating broccoli in a form different than typical steamed with salt and pepper. It’s Sam’s favorite vegetable, specially when I make it with beef- ha!
2 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon brown sugar (i used honey)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
⅓ cup peanut oil (i used equal parts avocado and peanut oil)
1 head raw broccoli, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup nappa cabbage, chopped (I used regular purple cabbage)
½ cup cilantro, chopped
½ cup peanuts, chopped (I used pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds)
Mix salad ingredients in a bowl, add dressing. Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes prior to serving.