Updated: Feb 26
This easy to make salad combines the health benefits of Broccoli and Chia seeds and it will fill you up and keep you satisfied.
This salad shines because of the natural richness of olive oil and sweetness of luscious juicy lemons and oranges. These also serve as the base for the salad dressing!
Chia Seeds are the secret of a natural thickening process that is also a superfood. When combined with the liquid and allowed to sit for at least 10 minutes, your dressing will thicken and have a neutral taste.
It's almost magical! This reduces the amount of oil required for traditional thickening the dressing. The dressing is low in fat, delicious, and healthful, so it's a win-win situation for everyone!
Salads do not have to be boring or bland.
You're aware of how beneficial broccoli is to your health. Take control of your nutrition with this tasty salad.
It's all about bringing out the best in various health-promoting substances and making their flavors and textures work for you. All you have to do now is combine, blanch, toss, and enjoy!
How to make this salad?
Chia Seed Salad Dressing
¼ cup Orange Juice
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
¼ tsp. Salt
1 tsp. PCOS30 Organic Chia Seeds, plus extra for topping on salad
5 cups Broccoli Florets, cut into small pieces (about 2 small heads)
2 cups Kale, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. Sunflower Seeds
Chia Seed Salad Dressing
Blend orange juice, orange zest, and lemon juice for about 15 seconds, or until smooth.
Drizzle in the olive oil and purée for 30 seconds on low with the blender running.
Season with salt to taste.
Blend for 10 seconds to mix the chia seeds.
Allow the dressing to sit in the blender while you prepare the salad. If you are not eating the salad straight away, add the chia seeds approximately 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
Set up a large bowl filled with cold water and cups of ice.
Bring the broccoli florets to a boil in a pot large enough to hold them. Blanch broccoli for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until brilliant green.
Transfer immediately to an ice bath and allow to chill until no longer heated. Drain and set aside the florets.
Toss the broccoli, kale, together in a large mixing bowl. Toss with the desired quantity of dressing.
Transfer to a large serving bowl and top with sunflower seeds, and a sprinkling of extra chia seeds.
The chia seeds will thicken the dressing as it rests, so just before serving, purée the dressing for around 15 seconds to make it pourable again. If necessary, add more orange juice immediately before serving to thin out the consistency.
But I have more to share with you.
Did you know that if you eat broccoli everyday for two weeks straight, you'll become immune to the common cold? That's right!
So, eat broccoli salad often and feel like a million bucks.
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