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Broccoli and Spinach Chilli Sauce Salad 

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Description:
This is one of the fastest and easiest main dishes to make. It's full of flavor and quick - it also has the cancer-fighting protection of broccoli.
Broccoli nutrition facts are astounding. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables that includes cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, kale, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and mustard greens.The nutritional value of broccoli combined with its low calories make this vegetable a must have on any healthy eating plan. There is a high level of vitamin C in broccoli. Broccoli is also packed with vitamin A, beta carotene, B vitamins especially B3 and B5, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, iron, chromium, which is an easily absorbed form of calcium, zinc and lots of fiber. It's also loaded with carotenoids - antioxidants that are thought to help with weight loss.
Broccoli helps fight cancer, especially breast, colon and lung. It boosts the immune system. Broccoli also contains antioxidants and a substance called sulforaphane, which research is showing to be a powerful cancer fighter and preventer.
There is strong evidence that broccoli may reduce the risk of heart disease. It is an antioxidant and helps with stress. Broccoli also lowers the incidence of cataracts and is considered energy boosting. Its high calcium content builds bones.



Ingredients:
500 g fresh or frozen broccoli florets
100 g whole dates
125 ml bought Italian vinaigrette salad dressing
125 ml sweet chilli sauce
100 g flaked almonds, toasted
45 ml chopped onion
500 ml baby spinach leaves or tatsoi
salt and milled black pepper


Directions:
Cook the broccoli until just done, but still crisp. Rinse under cold water and drain well. Place in a glass mixing bowl and set aside.

Stone and halve the dates. Place in a small saucepan and add the dressing and chili sauce. Heat gently, remove from heat and pour over the broccoli. Add the flaked almonds and onion. Toss lightly and set aside to cool to room temperature. To serve, add the leaves and toss well.

Season and serve




Servings: 4 – 6


Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Fat


Category: Salads


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