* If steamed, it can lower your cholesterol.
* It also has detoxifying properties.
* It has Vitamin A and Vitamin K in it, and may even help you rebuild Vitamin D.
* It is high in flavonoids and lessens the impact of allergy-related substances on our bodies.
|The colors give it a Christmas feel!|
This cold salad doesn't really involve any cooking, just assembling. All the better for the summer!
1 lb broccoli
1/2 jar roasted red bell peppers
handful roasted almonds
basic vinaigrette dressing*
*My basic vinaigrette includes equal amounts lemon juice and olive oil, a teaspoon mustard, a splash of balsamic vinegar, 2 minced garlic cloves, salt and pepper. But use any variation you like.
Directions: Steam the broccoli until cooked but still crisp. The stem should make a snapping sound when broken in half and should be bright green. You don't want to oversteam the broccoli as mushy broccoli is gross. It should only take like 8 minutes. Slice the broccoli, roasted red bell peppers and almonds and add all to a mixing bowl. Dress the salad with your homemade vinaigrette dressing. Allow salad to sit for a bit before serving (the broccoli will absorb the flavors better).
I served this with a side of quinoa and a mug of soup. A super easy, super delicious summer dinner.