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I was one of those odd kids growing up who loved her veggies. If you couldn’t find me, it was always a safe bet to check the garden. I was like a pesky rabbit who was always nibbling on the fresh produce. I am so thankful that I never grew out of that. :)
If you are hungry for a little Asian flare, this fresh broccoli salad just might be the ticket. The creamy, sweet and nutty flavor of the toasted sesame dressing really pops against the fresh veggies. This salad is light and refreshing and can be enjoyed as a side salad or it can be the meal.
As with most things out there in “Google Land” there is a ton of information about broccoli. Reading about it is much like watching a tennis game. The “ball” goes back and forth as to whether or not it is healthier or better for you to eat broccoli raw or lightly steamed. Those with thyroid issues should limit their intake, others say that it isn’t an issue. The ball is in your court to decide.
For me personally, I think the key is moderation and to learn how to listen to your body. I am learning more and more that to maintain my health, I need to eat a large array foods so I can get the nutrients I need.
It is best to add a rainbow of color in your diet and at the end of the rainbow you will find a leprechaun sitting in a pot of fresh colorful veggies. :) The more color (variety of fresh produce) the better chance of getting all the vitamins we need. I eat a high percentage of raw but not 100%. Well, some days are 100% but not all the time. For me, I am ok with that. Everyone has to find what works for them. Anyway, enough of that. This recipe turned out yummy and darn-it I am going to enjoy it! haha I encourage you to give this Toasted Sesame Broccoli Salad a try tonight and if you do, please share with us what you think!
Yields roughly 12 cups