Creamy Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds

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Creamy Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds
Adapted from Lauren

Ingredients
5-6 cups broccoli florets
1 medium onion chopped
½ cup celery chopped
¼ – ½ cup sunflower seeds
Few walnuts to garnish
½ cup crumbled bacon (optional)
1 cup yogurt (can replace with mayo or combine yogurt +mayo)
Salt and pepper

Method:
Steam the cleaned florets for 5-8 mins. Leave it slightly crunchy.
Cool and transfer to a large bowl.
Add onion, celery, sunflower seeds and bacon if using and mix.
Mix yogurt, salt and pepper in another bowl and add to broccoli.
Mix well.
Garnish with more sunflower seeds, few walnut pieces and bacon bits.
Serve.

Broccoli salad

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Raw Cabbage Salad

Raw Cabbage Salad

This is a simple salad with things that you have on hand. Add or delete ingredients as per your taste. This is a good lunch for office if you are watching your weight. Cabbage is rich in vitamins, iron and potassium and low in calories and most important of all, it’s a diuretic. If you read the benefits of cabbage on net, I bet you will be eating cabbage every day!!

Chop all vegetables and store in fridge for 2-3 days without adding salt and onion. Add salt just before you eat.

Raw Cabbage Salad
2 servings

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped cabbage
1 small tomato chopped
½ cup chopped green capsicum
½ carrot grated, on big side
½ onion chopped (avoid if taking to office)
2 tbsp pickled jalapeno chopped
2-3 tbsp olive slices
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp lime juice (optional)

Method:
Mix all ingredients.
Add salt and lime juice before serving.
Ideal for weight watchers!!

Green Apple & Beans Salad in Creamy Coriander Dressing

Green Apple & Beans Salad

This salad is so simple and easy and tastes amazing. Best served cold. Make the dressing ahead and store in refrigerator.

Green Apple & Beans Salad in Creamy Coriander Dressing
Dressing source: My friend Darlene

Ingredients:
1 green apple
1 cup green beans steamed (fresh or frozen)
½ cup celery julienne (optional)
½ cup coriander leaves
1-2 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp thick yogurt
1 garlic clove
Salt and pepper
Chilies for spice and garnish (optional)

Method:
Cut apple to long strips.
Steam green beans for 5 minutes. Immediately run under cold water and place on kitchen towel.
Blend coriander leaves, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper to a smooth runny dressing.
Mix all well. Garnish with chilies.

This dressing goes very well with mixed vegetable salad as well. Use low fat yogurt to reduce calories! Enjoy

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