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!
SWEET ‘N SPICY BROCCOLI KALE SALAD
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
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.