Healthy Beginnings

Broccoli Salad in Radicchio

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As soon as school is starting, life is re-arranging itself for new busy-ness, and so do you. This is often the time that you “don’t have time” for preparing fresh vegetables for a nourishing meal. Nevertheless, this is the food you and your children need the most for a healthy beginning and accelerated growth. So, it’s time for some “fast food!” This broccoli salad delivers huge quantities of vitamins, minerals and alive enzymes in only ten minutes…

TOOLS YOU NEED

A food processor, a sharp knife, a bowl, an ice cream scoop

DRESSING

Blend

  • 1 C raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 TBS apple vinegar
  • ¼ to ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 TBS date paste (blend some dates with a bit of water)
  • ¼ C water

INGREDIENTS SALAD

  • 1 broccoli head, in parts
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 C sunflower seeds
  • 1 C raw raisins
  • 1 Radicchio

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the broccoli and onion in your food processor
  • Chop up until you have a fine crumble (it only takes a few seconds)
  • Transfer to a big bowl, add the sunflower seeds and the raisins
  • Mix well by hand
  • Pour the sauce on top
  • Stir well until the broccoli is totally covered with sauce
  • Peel off one Radicchio leaf per plate, wash it and place it on each plate
  • Scoop a ball of broccoli salad in the middle of the leaf (an ice cream scoop works really well for equal portions

TIPS

  • Makes a lovely combination with a simple salad
  • Use different kinds of dried fruits (apricot, figs, etc.)
  • If you don’t like using dense nuts, you can replace them with pine nuts
  • To make an easy to take wrap in your lunch box, simply close the leaf with a small skewer