Inspired by Whole Foods salad bar...this simple recipe is cheaper, healthier and easier to make at home. Give this a try and transform boring old broccoli into a tasty salad. A nice blend of vinegar and sweet maple syrup unite to perk up the cancer fighting powerhouse veggie. Perfect for family parties, lunch boxes or working lunches. Keeps well and easy to pack.
Raw Broccoli Salad
1 head of broccoli, diced small or pulsed through a food processor
2-3 carrots, grated (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup of raisins
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (less depending on your taste)
2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup
Zest and juice of 1 small lemon or lime
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (optional as a garnish)
1. Using a food processor, pulse the raw broccoli a few times, leaving a few bite size pieces.
No food processor...no worries. Diced the broccoli up into bite size pieces and toss into a medium mixing bowl.
2. If you do have a food processor...use the grater attachment to then grate the carrots. If not, using a box grater will do the job and you'll give your arms a bit of a workout. Add the grated carrots into the mixing bowl as well.
3. Combine broccoli, carrots, maple syrup, lemon or lime juice, zest and vinegar together. Season with salt and pepper if desired and garnish with sesame seeds.
4. Place into a serving dish and refrigerate until serving. This tastes better the longer it marinates. Can be made a few hours in advance.