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Simple Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Beets and Walnuts Winter Salad

Sprouting broccoli contains phytochemical sulforaphane which helps prevent cancer and fight diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It is the perfect addition to this beet and walnut salad.
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Have you ever come across purple sprouting broccoli? When you do find it, make sure to make this sprouting purple broccoli with walnuts and beet salad!

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Have you ever had purple broccoli?

Some people might have a hard time eating regular broccoli, so maybe you can ease broccoli into your diet with this purple sprouting one! You can order this broccoli online from many locations or look around at natural grocery stores.

Now, about this broccoli: purple sprouting broccoli is in peak season around wintertime. It contains phytochemical sulforaphane which helps prevent cancer and fight diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. This broccoli, as well as the beets, packin few calories and contain many healthy antioxidants.

The walnuts look like they are a brain shape, and guess what? Walnuts are for keeping your brain bright and healthy! These nuts have vitamin E, omega-3 and fatty acids. These have shown signs of boosting memory and improving cognitive function. Enjoy this unique salad!

How do I use this purple sprouting broccoli?

Sprouting broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked, just like the regular green kind of broccoli. Purple sprouting is the cousin of a regular broccoli. The look of it reminds me of broccolini, with its long thin stems and florets. The taste is not as cabbagey as regular broccoli and some may find it more flavorful. And just like any other broccoli, purple sprouting broccoli can be used in a salad. For a nutritional salad combine beets, walnuts, olive oil, and lemon juice with sprouting broccoli and salt and pepper to taste.

What do I need for this salad?

Beets are a great source of fiber and B vitamins!

Purple sprouting broccoli is high in vitamin C and supports your immune system!

Walnuts have vitamin E, which protects your cells against free radicals.

For the dressing, you’ll need:

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper

Beets are detoxifying & delicious! Try these recipes:

Layered Chicken Salad with Pomegranate

Beet Carpaccio with Toasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Easy Detoxifying Beet and Berry Smoothie

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Simple Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Beets and Walnuts Winter Salad

Sprouting broccoli contains phytochemical sulforaphane which helps prevent cancer and fight diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It is the perfect addition to this beet and walnut salad.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 237kcal

Equipment

  • knife
  • Small pot
  • cutting board
  • whisk
  • Serving plate

Ingredients

  • 1 small beet, boiled & sliced
  • 1 bush purple sprouting broccoli, boiled
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Boil 1 small beet in water for 30 minutes. After it cools down peel and slice.
  • Boil or steam 1 bush of purple sprouting broccoli for 10 minutes; combine with sliced beets.
  • Chop 1/4 cup of walnuts, mix in with broccoli and sliced beet.
  • Whisk together 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper (or to taste). Drizzle on top of the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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