March 03, 2009

Broccoli Salad w/ Creamy Mustard Dressing
Submitted By: Christy Morgan

Recipe Category/s:General health, Family

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Serving Size: 4-6 Servings

Broccoli has an impressive list of nutrients and fiber. When compared with an orange ounce for ounce, steamed broccoli wins out on highest vitamin C content. As we said before it has more viable calcium than a glass of milk. This quick and easy salad has chickpeas for added fiber and protein and includes a creamy mustard dressing.

A study done at John Hopkins University School of Medicine found that broccoli has two phytochemicals - indoles and isothiocyanates - that help lower cancer risk by increasing the activity of cancer-fighting enzymes.

1 large crown of broccoli, cut into florets
1 shredded carrot
1 can of chickpeas, drained
2 red radishes, thinly sliced

Creamy Mustard Dressing:
1/2 cup vegan mayo
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon sherry or apple cider vinegar
Pinch of black pepper
Sea salt to taste

Steam the broccoli until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with rest of salad ingredients. Whisk together dressing ingredients in small bowl. Toss with salad and chill for 10 minutes before serving. Great the next day!

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