Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I wrote a post on Books to Inspire Healthy Eating and you know what? I’m starting to eat healthier!

I totally put starting in italics.

I typed that right after taking a sip of a turmeric carrot juice, ginger beer  bourbon concoction from a flimsy paper straw that looks like graph paper. #cryforhelp #retoxdetox

Back to this health thing.

First recipe I tried from the Bondi Harvest cookbook is a success.

Did it trigger that part in my brain that likes green things? YES IT DID.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

One of my favorite things about broccoli is that it does a great job of soaking up whatever sauce/dressing it’s tossed with.

I always add them into stir fry situations for that very fact. That’s also why I hog the broccoli and my family only gets the beef part when we order Broccoli Beef. Sorry family!  I have a feeling they’re secretly thanking me.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

This dressing is a citrus ginger explosion. There’s a little bit of heat with a jalapeño. It helps round out flavor profile. The creamy avocado and the crunch almonds give this salad some great depth. So many flavors. So many textures. Coconut oil seems like a lot, but it works!   You’re suddenly in a trance and you think french fries are a bad idea. You’re all healthy in this moment. This moment of eating this big ole green salad.

It might be the Reset Button Salad of 2016 because HOLY CALIBRATION, Batman. My body is like YES because my taste buds are activated and satisfied.

That could also be the bourbon talking.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Zesting & grating.

Microplane + Ginger Grater

BTW- I just got this garlic press and am in love with it. I had a Martha Stewart/Macy’s garlic press for YEARS and then I finally had to retire it because it was shedding metal shreds into anything garlic related in my life. Thanks, Martha. No, but really…Thanks Martha. I wouldn’t be here unless I caught one of your shows when I was like 9 and home from school and MY ENTIRE LIFE CHANGED WHEN I SAW YOU MAKE YOUR OWN CANDLES. #teamMartha

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Squeeze.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

We make the flavors meld together with a little stove time. The goal is also to soften the jalapeño. It helps infuse the dressing with a lil spice. Keep the seeds on the jalapeño if you want it super spicy. Never rub your eyes.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Zest & juice.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Broccoli is cooked.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Dressing is waiting to meet its match.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Ahhhhhh. Like getting into a hot spring.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Ahhhhhh.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Oh heyyyyyy girl.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

What?! Ok.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Oh look at you on a plate. But…wait? What is that?!!!

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Sesame seeds & chia?  Now you’re showing off with this health thing.

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad is a great way to wake up your taste buds and give your body a good RESET. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Chant with me now:

I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things. I like eating green things.

 

Lime Ginger Broccoli Salad

serves 4

recipe adapted from Bondi Harvest Cookbook

for the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (or gf tamari)
  • zest and juice of 1/2 orange
  • zest and juice of 2 limes

for the salad:

  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 avocado, cut int 1/2 inch dice
  • chia seeds, for sprinkling
  • 1 large handful roasted almonds
  • 1 large handful cilantro, leaves picked

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil

Meanwhile, make the dressing, heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the ginger, garlic, jalapeño, sesame seeds and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the heat and add the soy, the orange and lime zest and juice. Mix and transfer to a large bowl.

Add the broccoli to the saucepan of boiling water and cook for 4-5 minutes, until tender but still with some crunch. Strain and transfer the warm broccoli to the bowl with the dressing and give it a mix.

When ready to serve, add the avocado and session with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and toss lightly. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle over the chia seeds, almonds and cilantro.

 

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  • Tanja

    You’re the best!

  • Jean

    If green wasn’t already my favorite color it would be after seeing this!

  • Denise

    This sounds delicious! I think my family will love it. I threw a baby shower brunch yesterday and the twin stars of the event were your Mom’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake and the Yogurt Grapefruit cake! Thanks!

  • Carmela

    My taste buds have been searching for something more interesting in the healthy green category. This sounds amazing xo

  • Kari

    This looks delicious! I love all of the layers of green in this dish.
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Gaby Dalkin

    This looks amazing! I like eating green things :)

  • Ashley

    I NEED this! I’m in desperate need of a reset with healthy eating, not that I was all that healthy to begin with… But this looks so good and so green that I want to reset! Also, love the Ryan Gosling “hey girl” in there…I’m going to picture by broccoli saying that from now on. :)

  • Jim (JD) Hildreth

    Hey Tracy
    This one looks and sounds like a winner. I am definitely going to make this sooner rather than later. The day that Joy linked over to your blog you had the Breakfast Sandwiches on. I found out that I had everything on hand to make the Spinach and Egg sandwich. My wife and daughter caught me before I could eat all the evidence. So I made 2 more and they were such a hit we added them to our list go to weekend treats.
    I think I’ll surprise the with the “Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich” this Saturday
    Love your blog and you are an amazing photographer, thanks for sharing
    JD

  • Abigail

    Made a version of this for dinner and I’m excited to bring the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Green food just feels good sometimes.

  • Alice James

    I like any recipes with broccoli! I eat it all the time because it strengthens the immune system and it’s so delicious. With lemon, almond and coconut oil it should be magnificent! Thanks for the idea!! =)

  • Heghineh

    Thank you for this recipe,will definitely try it over the weekend.

  • klp

    The dressing recipe seems like it would make more dressing than needed for the amount of other ingredients in the salad. Is that the case?

    • Tracy

      It definitely makes a lot. The broccoli soaks up a bunch of it though.

  • Jenny

    Sounds delicious! I definitely want to make this salad this week! Do you serve it hot? Or cold?

  • Melissa

    I’ve made this 3 times already! Obsessed. Frozen broccoli works, but fresh is definitely better for this recipe, IMO.

    Serving tonight for a dinner party with DALS short ribs and polenta!

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