Sometimes getting the family to eat their vegetables needs a little creativity. Last night I served some meatloaf spiked with jalapeno peppers and sun-dried tomatoes amongst other things (recipe to come later this week). To go with it, I thought some broccoli salad would get some much needed fibre and vitamins into my crew. Best of all, with a few ingredients it’s easy to make! This recipe makes a big family-sized 8-cup bowl so scale it back unless you’re a super fan of broccoli.
- 8 cups fresh broccoli florets cut into small bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup dark raisins
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
Wash broccoli and cut into small pieces. Drain well and put in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir the apple cider vinegar and brown sugar together to dissolve. Add the mayonnaise and whisk together until it is smooth. Pour the mayo/cider mix onto the broccoli, add the raisins and sunflower seeds and toss.
I’ve also had this salad with a lot more dressing on it than what I’m suggesting, and I’ve also had it with crisp crumbles of bacon on it. However you dress it is up to you. Just know that broccoli is a good source of Vitamin C and Folate. So what is Folate? Well follow this link and go to Harvard (well, the Harvard Medical School site) to read more about it…