Want a salad that’s a crunchy and colourful mix of broccoli, apples, grapes, radishes, red cabbage, carrot and bell peppers? In a honey mustard vinaigrette? Well then try this recipe…
Another abitmoreveg recipe for a simple, sweet, crunchy salad. I don’t make it all that often because I don’t eat as much veg from the cabbage family as I used to but I do like to have this kind of salad every now and then.
This sweet crunchy salad is as nutritious as it is colourful. In fact it’s so full of vitamins and minerals that I’m just going to point out that it’s full of stuff that is good for your eyesight and contains lots of antioxidants which may have anti-inflammatory effects. That second point does sound a bit weak but it’s definitely good for your eyes. Also, even forgetting about nutrition, crunching on raw vegetables is very good your teeth.
I’ve mentioned before that I am looking for ways to include broccoli in more dishes and this salad original started out as just adding broccoli to a purple coleslaw. Then after finding out that radishes are actually really really good for you I decided I wanted to try any add these to dishes also. In particular they are very good at helping the liver and gallbladder function well. This salad only contains a few radishes but it’s a start. Then I noticed I nearly had the colours of a rainbow, so I just added in yellow pepper to make it as close to the full spectrum of colours as possible – eat the rainbow…
It’s important to note that purple cabbage, broccoli and radishes are all from the cabbage family of vegetables and consuming high quantities of cabbage might cause hypothyroidism. So while these vegetables are very very good for you, it might be a good idea to limiting your consumption of a cabbage dish to once every second day, or something like that. Everything in moderation. Also cabbage, in particular purple (red) cabbage, contains high levels of vitamin K. Vitamin K helps your blood to clot, a good thing, except if you are on blood thinning medication, as it may interfere with your medication.
Because this salad is so crunchy and has just a little dressing it makes a great accompaniment to stodgy but satisfying meals like Shepherd’s Pie or Potato & Leek Pie. It’s also a good open sandwich topping for sandwiches with hummus or mayonnaise.