Broccoli Stem & Carrot Slaw

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I’ve used the broccoli stems in place of cabbage in this simple coleslaw recipe.  Now that I have found out that these can be used instead of throwing them away, there’s no stopping me and my poor spiralizer has been crying out for a rest.  Instead of grating the onion, you could add chopped chives or spring onions.   Add other ingredients and make it your own.

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Broccoli Coleslaw

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I never had thought of using the broccoli stem in recipes and used to chuck it away after trimming my broccoli.  Then I read about using it in salads, often in place of raw cabbage, so gave it a whirl.  Well, what a revelation to me this was.  I loved the flavour and it is similar to cabbage and not as “broccoli” as I thought it would be.  It has a nice crunch too.  So, what better dish to play around with it then the humble coleslaw.  I used a blue cheese dressing for this but you could use your usual coleslaw dressing instead.  I shall never throw away the stems again!

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Carrot, Peanut, Ginger & Lime Salad

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Inspired by a recent Buzzfeed article on salads made with a spiralizer, I reached into my cupboards, wiped the dust of mine and gave this recipe a go.  It blew me away and I am now back to spiralizing everything I can get my hands on!  This is one of the best salads I’ve eaten for a while and I could eat this all day long.  I may start to look orange at this rate as I’ve been munching this at least 3 times a week since making it.

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Palm Hearts, Tomato and Artichoke Salad

This is a colourful and tasty salad that is just wonderfully simple to make.  Although I used basil, other herbs would be just as tasty.  It would make a great side salad with fish or a frittata or you can just scoff a bowl of it by itself!   It’s best eaten after about 30 minutes of making to let the flavours develop.

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Avocado, Palm Hearts and Coriander Salad

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I saw some tins of palm hearts at one of my regular stores at a very reasonable price so threw a few in my trolley, thinking that I could make a few salad dishes with them.  First, I made this salad which has a delicious coriander/cilantro dressing which brings a needed “tang” to the dish.  You could try another herb but I think this works the best.  It’s an unusual salad so bring it along to a pot luck or picnic to be the talk of the town as it is delicious!  I placed the salad on a bed of lettuce for a base to the salad.  It doesn’t matter what lettuce you use as long as it’s one you like!  I added a touch of erythritol to the dressing as it was a bit too sharp without it for my taste.  Taste the dressing before you serve it to be sure!

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Avocado and Lime Coleslaw

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Avocado is used in place of mayonnaise in this coleslaw recipe.  It’s creamy, tangy and just delicious.   You could spice this up a bit by added a couple of chopped jalapeno peppers too!   The beauty of any coleslaw is that it is just so easy to make too! Shred a cabbage, add some flavours and a creamy sauce…voila!   I also find that this tastes better after a few hours in the fridge for the flavours to develop.

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Strawberry and Avocado Mousse

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One of my favourite quick desserts is chocolate avocado mousse but thought I’d change it slightly and use strawberries in place of cocoa powder.  It was delicious, creamy and fruity!  Avocado is a great quick dessert and so flexible.   You could add banana’s too for extra creaminess!

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