Broccoli Salad for Men's Health
One of the suggestions I made in my recent post on male menopause was for men to eat a ton of cruciferous vegetables - things like kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.
Enter Joyous Health's delicious Broccoli Detox Salad!
This recipe is awesome - not only does it have a ton of broccoli in it, but the goji berries add a detoxifying element, not to mention a sweet burst of flavour.
This is perfect to pair with a summer BBQ - load your men up!
Broccoli and Goji Berry Antioxidant Salad
- 2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets and diced ends (about 6 cups)
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup goji berries
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp mustard powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- Water as required
Thinly slice the red onion and place in a bowl of water to soak until the rest of the salad is ready, this will neutralize the astringent flavour.
Cook the broccoli in a steamer basket by gently steaming it over boiling water for 5 minutes or until just tender. Once the broccoli is cooked, submerge it in an ice bath to stop the cooking if you are not serving immediately.
To make the sauce, place the garlic in a food processor and pulse until minced.
Add the tahini, nutritional yeast, paprika, mustard powder, turmeric, salt and pepper, apple cider vinegar and oil then pulse until silky smooth. The sauce should be quite thick, but if it is too thick add water 1 tsp at a time until you reach desired consistency.
Place the broccoli and sliced onions in a large bowl and toss with the sauce.
Top with the salad with goji berries and pumpkin seeds. Serve broccoli and goji berry antioxidant salad warm or chill before serving.