Broccoli, Cauliflower & Mandarin Salad
22/08/2018 | Tamara Brown
This might seem like an unlikely pairing, but give it a chance. It'll blow your socks off!
Mandarins can be switched for oranges, or if you enjoy a zestier salad, try it with grapefruit.
A word from The Raw Food Girl
This is a dish I love eating for lunch, all year round. I recommend that we eat fruits and vegetables in season when possible - and for us Australians, broccoli and cauliflower grows all year round (1).
I really enjoy crunching on raw cauliflower. It's honestly delicious. When I was in high school, one of my best friends would bring raw cauli to school and chow on it for recess. I thought that was so weird - she was eating it RAW! And without any dip!
Now here I am a few years on (ok maybe it's more than a few years but who's really counting) and this is one of my standard go-to snacks. It's quick, it's nutritious. And delicious!
t's true that cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are more easily digested when lightly steamed (2), due to their high fiber content. My guts feel totally fine eating raw (after years of eating this way) but if you find yourself bloated or cramping after eating a raw meal, don't be afraid to lightly steam some of the more dense veggies until your digestive system is in a stronger position to handle it all raw.
Eating mostly raw gives your body the benefits of extra nutrients, the protection of live enzymes (3), an increase in antioxidants (4) as well as a the best prescription for disease prevention on the planet (5). It's completely changed my life and I'm never going back!