Broccoli Detox Salad

This delicious Broccoli Detox Salad is tossed in a creamy light and slightly sweet orange scented dressing that makes this salad completely addicting. 

Broccoli Detox Salad is crisp and crunchy and loaded with broccoli, blueberries, cranberries and onion all tossed in a delicious light orange dressing

HEALTHY BROCCOLI SALAD

This Raw Broccoli Salad is crisp and crunchy and loaded with broccoli, blueberries, cranberries and onion, all of which help to detox the body and give a good boost the the immune system. The dressing is also chock-full of nutrient-dense ingredients such as apple cider vinegar (alkalizing), orange juice (antioxidant Vitamin C), orange zest (anti-inflammatory rutin) and plain Greek yogurt (Vitamin D).

Broccoli Detox Salad is crisp and crunchy and loaded with broccoli, blueberries, cranberries and onion all tossed in a delicious light orange dressing

BROCCOLI SALAD RECIPE

  • Organic broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Fresh organic  blueberries
  • Red onion
  • Dried cranberries
  • Raw cashews, almonds or pistachios
  • Organic orange

For the Creamy Orange Dressing

  • -Apple cider vinegar
  •  Orange zest
  •  Fresh squeezed orange juice
  •  Dijon mustard
  •  Pure maple syrup (or honey)
  •  Light olive oil
  •  Plain Greek yogurt (if you have to use mayo – mix 1/2 mayo 1/2 yogurt)

Apple is a good addition to this salad both for the sweetness and crunch, but I find that the apples can sometimes turn a little off color after awhile which takes away from the visual appeal.  So if you want to add apple here, toss it first in some lemon juice to help keep it from turning brown.   As for the nuts in this salad – I went with cashews because of their mellow flavor.  Feel free to add almonds, pistachios, walnuts or pecans instead if you prefer.  Sunflower seeds are also a good add-in here.

HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI SALAD

  1. Place broccoli, blueberries, red onion, cranberries, and cashews in a large bowl
  2. Toss in dressing
  3. Refrigerate for a few before serving so it’s nice and chilled
For the Creamy Orange Dressing
  1. Add all of the ingredients in a mason jar
  2. Seal the lid tightly and shake vigorously until well blended

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BROCCOLI

The liver is our organ most responsible for removing toxins from the body and purifying the bloodstream. Having a healthy liver is critical to having a healthy body.  If you Google the health benefits of broccoli, you’ll find one article or study after another touting the amazing health benefits of broccoli and cancer prevention and fighting properties found in all cruciferous vegetables, but most abundantly in broccoli.  Broccoli is king.  

  • Broccoli has potent anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties
  • It’s rich with nutrients that work with the enzymes in your liver that help to detoxify our bodies by turning toxins into something that our bodies can eliminate easily

Broccoli Detox Salad is crisp and crunchy and loaded with broccoli, blueberries, cranberries and onion all tossed in a delicious light orange dressing

You can read more here about the Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli Detox Salad is crisp and crunchy and loaded with broccoli, blueberries, cranberries and onion all tossed in a delicious light orange dressing

This is the best broccoli salad recipe to make, especially when you’re short on time.  It comes together in about 10 minutes.  Just chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.  

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Originally published May 2017

Broccoli Detox Salad is crisp and crunchy and loaded with broccoli, blueberries, cranberries and onion all tossed in a delicious light orange dressing
Yield: 6 servings

Broccoli Detox Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

This delicious Broccoli Detox Salad is tossed in a creamy light slightly sweet orange scented dressing that makes this salad completely addicting.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds organic broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1  cup fresh organic  blueberries
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • zest from 1/2 large organic orange
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2/3 cup light olive oil
  • 3 - 4  heaping tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (if you have to use mayo - mix 1/2 mayo 1/2 yogurt), add more for extra creaminess if your prefer.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

 

  1. Place broccoli, blueberries, red onion, cranberries, and cashews in a large bowl.
  2. Toss in dressing.
  3. Refrigerate for a few minutes before serving.
For the Creamy Orange Dressing
  1. Add all of the ingredients in a mason jar.
  2. Seal the lid tightly and shake vigorously until well blended.

Notes

Apple is a good addition to this salad both for the sweetness and crunch, but I find that the apples can sometimes turn a little off color after awhile which takes away from the visual appeal.  So if you want to add apple here, toss it first in some lemon juice to help keep it from turning brown.   As for the nuts in this salad - I went with cashews because of their mellow flavor.  Feel free to add almonds, pistachios, walnuts or pecans instead if you prefer.  Sunflower seeds are also a good add-in here.

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