This raw broccoli salad is easy and delicious. Use the cuisinart to process the carrots and broccoli, then add everything else! I estimate less than 30 minutes to prepare..
For those of you who are following the LEAP diet, all ingredients in this salad are LEAP-tested with the exception of pumpkin seeds and cilantro. I made one change to the original recipe with the addition of 2 tablespoons of olive oil. I highly recommend adding the oil for a more balanced flavor. You can also mix it up by using your favorite chopped nuts or add other seeds such as sesame or hemp seeds. I did not have cilantro so just used parsley. Conversely, if you just have cilantro, omit the parsley.
CHOPPED BROCCOLI SALAD:
1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
1-2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1/3 cup mix of sunflower seeds and pepitas
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
a handful of chopped parsley
a handful of chopped cilantro
juice of 1 lemon
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
salt and pepper
In a food processor, finely chop the broccoli and carrots until they become rice-like in texture. (If you don’t have a food processor, chop the broccoli and carrots with a knife as small as you can get them.) Mix with other ingredients in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.