Broccoli and Tahini Slaw

I’m learning heaps of new ways to prep veggies with my new ROOTED LONDON crew! Afternoons spent getting creative in the kitchen have resulted in some mind-blowing flavour combos, so I thought I’d share my favourite thus far with you.

Broccoli Slaw – a great dose of greens, with a thick creamy dressing, and a citrus punch.

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Broc is packed full of vitamins and helps to reduce inflammation in the body, which is perfect for a runner like me. But you don’t just have to eat it steamed and plain for it to be good for you. In fact this raw recipe keeps in a hell of a lot of the goodness that cooking removes.

All you need is:

Serves 2 or 1 hungry Sophie

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • the juice of one orange
  • 3 big tbsp of tahini (like nut butter made from sesame seeds)
  • 2 tbsp of poppy seeds
  • big handful of goji berries
  • 2 tbsp liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1/4 red onion
  • apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  1. First start by finely slicing the red onion and leaving it to soak in the apple cider vinegar. The vinegar breaks down a lot of the acidity and takes away that enamel thinning feel of raw onion.
  2. Next you need to slaw your broccoli. Simply chop into small florets and whizz through a food processor using the grater setting. Magic piece of kit, like seriously run and grab yourself one, It might just change your life!
  3. Once the broccoli is finely grated add the poppy seeds and goji berries to the mix.
  4. In a large mixing bowl squeeze the juice from the orange and add in the tahini. Give it a good stir. You want the dressing to be quite thick and creamy, so if it’s too thin you can always add a little more tahini for luck. Then to finish the glorious potion add the aminos.
  5. Combine the broccoli slaw with the dressing and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. By now your onions will have transformed from ugly ducklings into beautiful swans, so you can pop these on top before serving.
  7. Et Voila!

This salad is awesome as a main dish or goes really well with grilled chicken as a side.

I’ll be sure to share more of Rooted’s plant based creations with you very soon.

Eat your veggies!

Lots of love,

Sophie x

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