This summer I am challenging myself to experiment with salads. I’m the type of person who is quite happy to have a simple garden salad, no dressing, every day…but I understand not everyone in my family feels the same. So I’m making an effort to make different salads, experiment with flavours, and not stick to my ‘norm’.
It’s also a great way to add more vegetables and fruit to your diet. As well as I eat, I still struggle to eat my daily recommended intake. So here is the first of hopefully a few new salad ideas I’ll share with you.
Raw Broccoli-Slaw Salad (serves 8)
1 head broccoli
2 carrots, peeled
1 green apple, cored
1/4 red onion
50 gm slivered almonds
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
Roughly chop the broccoli, carrots, and apple.
Place all the vegetables and the onion into the Thermomix bowl*
Roughly chop them on speed 4.5 for 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides, and repeat for 2-3 more seconds if not evenly chopped.
Scoop salad out into serving dish.
In a small pan, on medium – high heat, toast the slivered almonds and sesame seeds. Make sure to keep them moving in the pan to ensure they don’t burn.
Once toasted, sprinkle over the salad and serve.
*This could all be chopped in a food processor or evenly grated or hand chopped, you don’t have to have a Thermomix to enjoy it.
This raw broccoli-slaw salad pairs beautifully with my green chicken thighs and sauce. It’s so simple and easy to whip up, there’s no excuses not to try something a little different with your salad.