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.
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
- 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.
- 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!
- Once the broccoli is finely grated add the poppy seeds and goji berries to the mix.
- 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.
- Combine the broccoli slaw with the dressing and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
- By now your onions will have transformed from ugly ducklings into beautiful swans, so you can pop these on top before serving.
- 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,