Crunchy Asian Broccoli Salad

Crunchy Asian Broccoli Salad

Once upon a time, there was a girl who hated raw broccoli and then I made this and she liked it so much we had to divide the salad into equal servings for the family or she would eat her share and everyone else’s too.  But she still hates raw broccoli.  The end.

Crunchy Asian Broccoli Slaw

Crunchy Asian Broccoli Salad

This tangy salad is not only quick to make, but is an amazingly delicious way to get more raw veggies into your diet.
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Ingredients

  • 5 – 6 cups (one 16-ounce package) broccoli slaw - (see note below)
  • 5 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil - scant
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice - (see weight loss tip at the bottom of this post)
  • 2 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate - scant
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt - or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated red bell peppers - optional (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup sliced raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds - or sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • Place broccoli slaw and onions in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together oil, lemon juice, apple juice concentrate, and seasonings. (This can be done in the glass measuring cup that you measure the oil in to reduce the amount of dishes dirtied.)
  • Pour this mixture over broccoli slaw and toss together well until slaw is completely coated with the dressing mixture.
  • Add almonds and seeds and mix.
  • Can be served immediately or chilled before serving.

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Recipe Notes:

1. Broccoli slaw can be found in the refrigerated fresh produce section of most grocery stores.

2. Dehydrated red bell peppers can be found in the herb and spice section of most grocery stores. If you donโ€™t have any on hand, you can leave them out.

Crunchy Asian Broccoli Slaw

Weight Loss Tip

There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of get-thin-quick plans on the market at any given time, and apple cider vinegar for weight loss seems to be one of the most popular.

However, despite the claims, the fact is that the acid in vinegar is a waste product in the human body and an irritant to the stomach. This acid has been shown to cause a loss of the protective mucus in the intestinal tract, setting the stage for ulcers, gastritis, vitamin deficiencies (especially vitamin B12), and/or infection with Heliobacter pylori. In fact, vinegar is one of the 3 most common dietary causes of gastritis in the U.S. today, along with aspirin and alcohol.

Vinegar is also harmful to the liver and to the kidneys because these organs have to rid the body of what it views as a poison.

Lemon juice is an excellent substitute for vinegar, and I recommend this healthy switch for all my clients.  I use lemon juice as a substitute for vinegar many recipes, including this broccoli salad, my Greek Garbanzo Salad, Fusilli Pasta with Avocado, Tomatoes, and Olives, and in my Low Fat Creamy Italian Salad Dressing.

While vinegar is a good household cleaner, it is definitely not a health food. Nor is it a medicine or a weight-loss drug.


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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks really good. I’m going to make more salads as the weather gets warmer, so I just may start with this one.

  2. 5 stars
    I am very happy with all your recipes. Your website is the only cookbook I use now. I get excellent feedback every time I make any of them… I just want to thank you for all your effort you put into your site and recipes… All very well done.

    Warmest Blessings,
    Christina

    1. Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words, Christina. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad the website has been a blessing to you.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this last night and really enjoyed it, as did my husband. I even called my mom and gave her the recipe. We are always looking for healthy yet yummy options. I will be making this again and again! I stumbled upon your website just yesterday and can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you!

  4. Hi Liz,
    So glad you found my website and that you all enjoyed the broccoli salad. It’s a surprising favorite at our house. Raw broccoli? Who woulda thunk it?

    Thanks for your comment : ) I hope you find many more things here that you like!

  5. Hi Jennifer! Just found your website and cannot wait to try this salad! Question for you: from the picture it looks like you’ve also used cabbage and carrots. Am I missing something?

    Thanks for all the healthy recipes!

    Susan

  6. Hi Susan,
    Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you found my website.

    The broccoli slaw that I buy always has a few shreds of cabbage and carrots in it, but if yours doesn’t you can either add some of your own or leave it out. Its good either way. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you enjoy!

    Jennifer

  7. recipe sounds really good. however, braggs organic apple cider vinegar is very good for you. it helps with digestion and even cures reflux. i use that instead of white vinegar. as you said its only good for cleaning.

  8. 4 stars
    I would like to commend you for coming down against vinegar when so much is (wrongly!) written in favor of it. I think an equally compelling case could be (and has been) made against the use of oil, any oil in food. That said, I liked your recipe (I omitted the oil and added some water and hemp seeds). Great website!

  9. 5 stars
    Thank you for educating us on how to live better and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

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