Crunchy detox salad

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 1 min

Easy

Serves 4
This low-fat salad is full of vibrant colours, textures and flavours. Makes for a great lunchbox or light supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal248
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre9g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.38g
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Ingredients

  • 250g broccoli, cut into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 100g ready-to-eat dried apricots, cut into strips
    Apricots

    Apricot

    ay-pree-kot

    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • 300g red cabbage, finely shredded
    Cabbage

    Cabbage

    ka-badge

    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • juice 1 small orange
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. Blanch the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 1 min. Drain and quickly cool under cold running water, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Put in a bowl with the apricots, broccoli, red cabbage, chickpeas and sunflower seeds.

  2. Put the onion and ginger in a bowl with the orange juice, vinegar and oil. Mix well. Leave for 5 mins to soften the onion, then add to the salad and thoroughly toss everything together.

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Comments (8)

emmamoss's picture

Edib but uninspiring. Had better detox salads from BBC good food

mandi3699's picture

I am only cooking for one, and the cost of this salad using your on line shopping link to Asda is over 7 pounds. Seems rather expensive to me

quincepip's picture
3

I couldn't grasp this combination of ingredients, I felt it didn't hang together very well.

chloelouisekeys's picture

Dunno if I just didn't make it properly but this was horrible...red cabbage raw is awful and bland and the red onion was burning my insides!!!!Could just be my mistake but I don't think I will be making this again. Sorry!:(

vcrovato's picture
4

I meant UNusual...

vcrovato's picture
4

Lovely usual salad, great combination of textures and flavours. I left both the broccoli and the chickpeas warm

azureangel's picture
4

Really good! Quick to make and filling. Will have again and will recommend to others.

tellybwmbas's picture
5

Absolutely fantastic this one..even better the next day!

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