makes 3 servings
- 1 cup julienned broccoli stalk
- 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. minced dill
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp. raw soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp. fresh orange juice
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
*For added protein, throw in 1 cup fresh edamame beans
Welcome, and happy National Nutrition Month! On our way to green spring, a little extra color gets added to our plates too. We’re chomping through nutrients, focusing on one vitamin each week. Today, we introduce Vitamin C.
This wonderful vitamin does heavy nurse-duty. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, Vitamin C helps protect cells from free radical damage, regenerate your vitamin E supplies, and improve iron absorption. The “protective role” of C means that it’s good for healing wounds, colds or infections, and lung-related problems.
Lustrous vegetables and fruits from all times of the year carry this vitamin: red bell peppers and strawberries (summer crops); parsley (year-round); and kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and oranges (cool-weather crops).
So to implement this more into your diet, here’s a simple, seasonal dish that packs a punch of flavor and color.
Every bite yields a satisfying crunch, along with a savory medley of flavor. The fresh dill comes forth most in flavor, and the slightly sweet orange rounds it out. This dish is the perfect side to a hearty dish, but also works well as a main course. For lunch I threw in a handful of edamame beans and called it bliss.
So try it out! Besides cutting the vegetables (into matchsticks, like traditional slaw), the hardest part is not licking your fingers while making the dressing. I modified the sauce slightly from a sweet recipe by Fitness Freak, and shared it with Healthy Vegan Fridays, Wheat-Free Wednesday, Meatless Monday, Eat Make Grow, and Make Your Own Monday.
Here we go:
1. Blend the dill, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and juice in a food processor. With a spatula, occasionally wipe down the sides to make sure everything evenly mixes. While mixing, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. When thoroughly mixed, pour into a small bowl.
2. Combine the broccoli, cabbage, and onions in a big bowl. Pour the sauce over them and mix well. Enjoy, to good health!