The first salad makes use of broccoli. The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which refers to the flowering top of a cabbage.
Broccoli is high in vitamins C, K and A as well as dietary fiber and also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
A high intake of broccoli has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer and has also shown to be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease.
Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds:
(Serves 1 as a main and 2 as a side)
1 Head of Broccoli, Florets removed
Handful Sunflower Seeds
Handful Fresh Mint, Roughly Torn
Handful Dill, Roughly Torn
5 - 6 Radishes, Sliced
Lemon Infused Olive Oil
Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper
Cook the broccoli florets in boiling salted water for a few minutes
Refresh in ice cold water, to retain their colour
Make the dressing with the olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper
Tumble the broccoli into a bowl and sprinkle over the sunflower seeds, mint, dill and radish
Toss in the dressing
This salad would be scrumptious with a simply cooked piece of fish or chicken or could even work as a braai side.
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