Sweet ‘n Spicy Broccoli Kale Salad

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Vegan Broccoli Kale Salad with a Sweet and Spicy Dressing

Talk about a green salad. Full of healthy ingredients like broccoli, kale and cabbage, today’s salad is for those who love antioxidant-rich foods, for those who don’t wimp out at the mere sight of a green vegetable. This salad is a twist on yet another Trader Joe’s specialty (the TJ salad included similar ingredients but had a red cabbage slaw mixture) and is not only nutritional but also light in calories and fat. I wasn’t sure how the blend of broccoli and kale would go – both are highly flavorful vegetables – but the results were a delicious burst of greens. The dressing is a very understated, olive oil-based dressing with the purpose of adding a touch of spice. The dressing allows the flavors of the ingredients to remain the focus.

And the best part? It’s vegan!

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SWEET ‘N SPICY BROCCOLI KALE SALAD

INGREDIENTS
Broccoli, chopped
Kale, chopped
Cabbage, chopped
Carrots, chopped
Cranberries
Sunflower seeds

Dressing
1/4 c olive oil
4 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp ground mustard  seed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cayenne powder
2 T sugar

DIRECTIONS
Mix vegetables together in a large bowl. Top with cranberries and sunflower seeds.

In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together. Serve with salad.

Notes: Amounts of each salad ingredient dependent on preferences. I used 1 c broccoli, 3 c kale, 2 c cabbage, 1 c carrots, 1/4 c cranberries, 1/4 c sunflower seeds but amounts are extremely flexible. 

Vegan Broccoli Kale Salad with a Sweet and Spicy Dressing

Grace

A travel photographer and writer with an insatiable desire to explore the world and inspire others to see it for themselves.

2 Comments

  1. October 15, 2015 / 2:05 am

    Looks good! I love vegan food – although I’m hardly vegan. Oh, I’ve tried .. but I get so hungry and no amount of veg or fruit is satisfying. At least I try to eat vegan I suppose.

    Monica.

  2. Jackie
    October 15, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    This looks like a great salad! It’s sweet and spicy which right up my alley!?

    xo, Jackie
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