Skinny Bites: Raw Broccoli Salad

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Broccoli is one of the most nutritious, good-for-you, foods out there. So since we are all about health here I wanted to share with you one of my favorite raw broccoli recipes. This raw broccoli salad is great as a side dish or a light lunch and is always at hit at parties.

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Here’s what you will need:

3 heads of broccoli with stems or 1 bag of store bought broccoli slaw
1/2 red onion
1 carrot
sunflower seeds
cranberries or raisins

for dressing:

juice of two lemons
Dijon mustard
honey or agave nectar
garlic
olive oil
salt and pepper

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Chop carrot and onion. Rinse and chop broccoli florets. ( If you are using store bought broccoli slaw it doesn’t have florets so I always add them. You only need one broccoli crown.)

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If you use store bought broccoli slaw make sure to buy a good quality one. Trader Joes and Sprouts have nice slaw. I decided to make this from scratch using a food processor to shred the broccoli stems. Cut off woody bottoms of stems and peel any dried areas. Cut them to fit in the chute of the food processor.(use the blade with the holes in it). It works amazingly well. Chop the florets by hand since they don’t work well in the processor. Chop as much as you like in the salad. Leftover crowns can be used for another meal.

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For the dressing mix together:

Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced or use garlic press

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Put everything in a large bowl and drizzle on some dressing. Mix. Add salt and cracked pepper taste.

You could also add any type of nuts you like. The dressing is so delicious and the cranberries add the perfect touch. This makes about 4 servings.

Hope you enjoy!

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32 Comments

  1. Cory Scott says:

    Your dishes always look so good and healthy! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  2. Carol says:

    clever when you used the kitchen robot !! i love raw brocolli but don’t like the huge ‘heads’ haha :) yum yum
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  3. Pauline says:

    It looks delicious, I will try this one out this week :D

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  5. Katherine says:

    I was born & raised in Hollywood CA. Ur salad looks so good I must try it.

  6. Elisabetta says:

    Yum! I need to make this!

  7. Heather P. says:

    This sounds great, especially now that the weather’s so nice!

  8. Broccoli is my absolute favourite vegetable – I might give this one a go!

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  9. I am not a big fan of dressings, but this one looks delish!

  10. Jasmin says:

    looks very good, i will try it this week.
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  11. Millie says:

    I’m making this tomorrow. Where did you get the clear glass bowl?

    • Shea Marie says:

      Hi Millie The bowl is Pyrex. They are a nesting set of 4 and are so pretty that I use them for serving all the time. The are the ribbed design. I got them when I moved into my first apartment so that was a while ago. I probably got them at Target or Bed Bath & Beyond.

  12. Kate says:

    Yum, this look amazing and so healthy. Will have to make it x

  13. Paola says:

    I love broccoli so much!

  14. LEA HUDSON says:

    Looks really fresh and yummy :)

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  16. Fashion Snag says:

    This looks so delicious and healthy! I want to try it ASAP.

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  17. Camille says:

    Seems absolutely delicious
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  18. Anna says:

    Broccoli is one of my favourite foods, can’t wait to try this!

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  19. Sam says:

    Just made this! It is delish!!! Thank you for sharing xxx

  20. Iris says:

    YUM! I love broccoli.. I’ll have to make this one day!

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