Brassica oleracea

Broccoli is another member of the Brassica family that is nutrient dense.  Broccoli slaw can be an easy and quick way to put together a hearty slaw without too much vegetable prep.  Look for it in the produce section of the grocery store with other pre-bagged produce.

Per cup, broccoli slaw contains 3 g fiber, 2g protein, 40mg Calcium, 0.74 mg Iron, 

134 micrograms Vitamin B-6, 60 microgram Folate, and 78.3 mg Vitamin C.   

Broccoli Slaw

  • 1 bag broccoli slaw
  • 1 bunch scallions 
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • Dressing
  • 2 T sugar OR 4 pitted dates
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 t Dijon mustard
  • ½ t salt
  • Pepper to taste

Whisk dressing ingredients together (if using dates combine in narrow pint mason jar and blend with a blender) and toss with broccoli slaw, scallions, and sunflower seeds. 

  • Add more sliced/diced red cabbage for color if you want. 
  • Add some thawed frozen peas for an added protein and healthy complex carbohydrate boost.
  • For those who like canned tuna, this salad goes well with plain tuna on the side for a complete, yet quick meal.
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