Coleslaw is good, but this broccoli slaw is the bomb! It is so easy and very delicious! We have the benefit of eating raw broccoli, a superfood, while co-mingling it with a familiar but surprising presentation. Instead of the traditional mayonnaise or salad dressing, we have chosen a non-dairy salad dressing.
This dressing is easy because it is a healthy bottled dressing from the health food store (see below).
Notice that there are no visible signs of broccoli florets in the salad. This recipe uses the stalks. Instead of seeing the stalks as useless parts of vegetables to be discarded, shred them, add a few carrots, and let's make a salad!
3 stalks of broccoli, shredded
2 medium carrots shredded
A bag of broccoli and carrots already shredded, available at some health food stores and places like Trader Joe's
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 bottle of Annie's Goddess dressing
1 tsp of flaxseed oil (optional)
In a small bowl combine dressing and flaxseed oil and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all broccoli and carrots.
Pour dressing mixture on to broccoli and carrots. Add raisins.
Toss until salad is well blended. Add more dressing if needed.
Let chill for 30 minutes. Serves 4.
Just as delicious is cucumber salad. However, cucumber is not a nutrient powerhouse or superfood like broccoli. It does provide more water, a little vitamin A, and iodine.
Use one large cucumber and add 1/2 tsp. kelp.
Broccoli is the most consumed vegetable in North America. The National Cancer Institute reports that broccoli is effective in the prevention of cancer. It is rich in carotenoids, including vitamin A the precursor to beta-carotene, that known to inhibit the activation of cancer cells. It is also rich in iron, vitamin C, and folate, which is helpful for anemia.