Apple Broccoli Crunch Bowl Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes
2 medium heads broccoli (about 4 cups when chopped)
3 apples of your choice, diced right before you add them to the salad (I use Gala)
¼ cup diced red onion
½ cup raisins
½ cup sunflower seed kernels
¼ cup raw shelled hempseed
¼ cup cider vinegar
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon maple syrup (you can use up to 2 tablespoons)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2Cut the florets from the broccoli stalks and set the stalks aside. Cut the florets into very small pieces. Place in a large bowl.
3Cut the hard outer skin off the broccoli stalks to get down to the tender inside. Discard the outer skin. Cut the inside stems into matchsticks. (Or you can use a mandolin or food processor that has an attachment that will cut the stems into long strips—not grated. Scissors work too.) The idea is to have very small sticks of raw broccoli stems that will hold their shape. Add to the large bowl along with the florets. Add the apples, onions, raisins, sunflower seeds, and hempseed.
5Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the dressing to the salad and toss. Chill until ready to serve.
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