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Friday, January 8, 2010

Raw Food Recipe: Broccoli Coleslaw Salad w/ Raspberry Vinaigrette

I spent the day recently at Glen Ivy Hot Springs and while I was in the steam room the conversation got onto raw food. (gee, imagine that...) As the group was talking about their different experiences or lack of knowledge on the subject completely, someone shared one of their favorite raw recipes. It was so simple I didn't even need to write it down. I decided to make it and see how I liked it. It was a broccoli salad. Now, I am not a huge fan of raw broccoli, but I knew I had a ton of it in my fridge from last weeks share from my wholesale organic produce buying club. It turned out pretty good so I thought I'd pay it forward. I have no idea what the ratios were so I will post my approximates, and feel free to modify it to your liking.



BTW, I am not a culinary artist or a great photographer, but I thought you'd like to get an idea of what this looks like.

Broccoli Salad
Broccoli (chopped small or food processed) -I used 1 bunch
Dried cranberries -I used one handful
Sunflower seeds- I used 1 handful of walnuts since I was out of sunflower seeds
Apple (chopped or food processed)- I used 2 small apples (one granny smith, one fuji)

Toss with the following dressing

Raspberry Vinaigrette
A couple handfuls of raspberries (mine were frozen from late summer)
2 T lemon juice (I prefer to use lemon or lime rather than vinegar)
1/2 C water
A handful of walnuts (I prefer to use whole foods rather than oil for my fat in dressings)

Blend in the Vita-mix till smooth, toss all ingredients together.

This recipe has a holiday vibe to it with the walnuts, apples, and cranberries. It's crisp, sweet, tart, crunchy and creamy. Plus the broccoli is in season right now so this makes a perfect winter broccoli coleslaw salad.

This recipe is also in alignment with the 80/10/10 diet if you keep your nuts down to a very small quantity, but there is no salt or vinegar or spices that 811'ers tend to steer clear from.

BTW, this keeps really well in a glass storage container if you are traveling, out working or running errands. There is no mixing or messing with putting things together, just a fork and voila!

If you have any variations of this recipe or if you try it, please let me know how you enjoyed it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, I've watched your videos on Youtube occasionally over the last year and finally subscribed. Thank you for your energy and insight. You do inspire me to act, as I'm now trying to hit a body goal as well. Thank you again for your videos and posts, and Happy New Year!

Nicole

Peggy said...

This looks really good! I bought a small head of broccoli just yesterday even though I didn't know what I was going to do with it (I don`t love raw broccoli). This will be a nice change from all the green/garden salads I've been eating.

Courtney Pool said...

That looks might delicious. See you later this week, gorgeous! So excited!!

Yelm Princess said...

NICE

Victoria said...

Hi Lori, this salad looks delicious and I'm going to try it tomorrow. I just wanted to say that you do inspire me to act. Keep up the good work!

Victoria

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Lori, you are a fantastic chef, thanks for delicious Broccoli Salad. I see you sometimes in Youtube. You are really cool!

Catherine Lowe said...

Oh yummmmmm! My baby & I are on the road tomorrow - and this looks like the quick easy meal i want to make in the morning! So THANK YOU! Brilliant. :) Sounds delish!