This salad is simple to make and it offers lots of nutrition from the deep green broccoli which is vitamin, mineral and fiber filled to the bulgur wheat which is also a high fiber, filling food. Cranberries add an extra value of antioxidants and vitamin C and the nuts add more crunch and Omega 3’s.
This would make a nice filling lunch or alongside a light fish or chicken breast for a lighter dinner meal. Always make extra for leftovers, lunches or healthy snacks. I rarely measure so amounts are only rough estimates; when preparing meals, get creative and less exact as long as the ingredients are healthy whole foods. Have fun when you cook!
ok, here’s the recipe:
2-3 large crowns of broccoli-cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup bulgur wheat soaked for an hour in 1 cup hot water
1 small sweet onion
1/2 to 1 cup dried cranberries (cherries would be tasty too)
1/2 to 1 cup walnuts, pecans or almond slices or a combination of all
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar-or your favorite such as balsamic or red wine vinegar
1/4-1/2 cup olive oil
a drizzle of Agave nectar for taste
Pink Himalayan Salt – it’s the best with 84 essential minerals!
Freshly ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients, toss well to coat with oil, vinegar and spices and serve or chill in refrigerator and serve cold.