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Broccoli Date Spring Chop Salad

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Written by Abby

This Broccoli Date Spring Chop Salad comes together in minutes and is loaded with good-for-you ingredients like medjool dates, sugar snap peas, and hazelnuts and is tossed in a toasted cumin CBD vinaigrette. Perfect for meal prepping or as an easy weekday meal.  Recipe created by @spooningwithsara
From the combination of healthy fats and fiber-rich ingredients like medjool dates, broccoli, and sugar snap peas, this plant-powered salad is full of yummy textures and flavors that will actually keep you satisfied. It's tossed in a toasted cumin CBD vinaigrette, made with Cannaves Oliva Hemp-Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil sweetened naturally with Joolies date syrup
 
We love using Cannaves Oliva as a higher-grade finishing oil to add supplemental flavor & holistic benefits to our diet like this vinaigrette! We know hemp can be a taboo topic and fully believe that each individual should educate themselves before jumping in head first. Cannaves Oliva contains organic full-spectrum hemp oil and is non-psychoactive. You can check out more about this amazing minority woman owned and operated business here
 
broccoli date chop salad

Benefits of this salad:

  • naturally vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free.
  • no added sugars, but naturally sweetened with medjool dates. 
  • easy, natural way to incorporate hemp extract (CBD) into your diet.
  • perfect salad to add to your meal prep or compliment to a main dish. 
  • Quick healthy meal that uses everyday, nutritious ingredients.

Ingredients for the dressing: 

    1. Cannaves Oliva Hemp-Infused Olive Oil
      • Organic, Greek, extra-virgin olive oil infused with organic, single source, full-spectrum hemp extract that doubles as a healthy fat source for our dressing and provides the delicious benefits of hemp.
    2. Lemon Juice
      • Fresh is best! You'll get more flavor and zest from a freshly squeezed lemon. Plus, lemons are a great source of vitamin C and help to increase nutrient absorption. 
    3. Tahini
      • This nut-free butter made from sesame seeds serves as the base of the dressing, making it nice and creamy. 
    4. Joolies Date Syrup 
      • The only natural sweetener needed to balance out the other salty + bitter ingredients. Plus you still maintain all the nutrient and health benefits of a medjool date in the syrup form.
    5. Cumin Seeds
      • Typically this small seed is used in ground form, but we'll be toasting this whole small seed to intensify it's flavor. Just be sure not to burn them!  
    6. Sea salt + pepper
      • This enhances the other flavors we've got going on! 

broccoli date chop salad

Ingredients for the salad: 

    1. Broccoli
      • We can't have a broccoli salad without the broccoli! Raw broccoli can be a bit pungent, so we're going to slightly cook it in the oven.
    2. Joolies Dates
      • Even though dates are typically used in sweet dishes, they are an amazing addition to salads. It adds a sweet, caramel flavor to the rich spices of the recipe.
    3. Sugar Snap Peas
    4. Watermelon Radish
      • This crisp veggie adds beautiful color, a bit of natural crunch to our salad. Compared to regular radishes, this has a milder peppery, sweet flavor. 
    5. Shallots
      • If you're not familiar with shallots, think smaller onions with a milder flavor (they won't make you cry!) and hints of garlic. 
    6. Hazelnuts
      • This nut is rich in nutrients, with a high content of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. For a substitution, we recommend replacing with almonds, brazil nuts, or pecans.   

Optional Add-ins:

    1.  Fresh vegetables and/or fruit
      • Shredded carrots, chopped apples, purple cabbage, fresh avocado are just a few of our favorite salad additions!
    2. Extra proteins
    3. More nuts/seeds
      • Sunflower seeds, pistachios, cashews, pine nuts, whatever fits your fancy! These are a good source of healthy fats.

If you make this tasty salad, be sure to tag us on Instagram @jooliesdates 
and use the hashtag #jooliesdates so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 
  

broccoli date chop salad

 

Broccoli Date Spring Chop Salad

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time:  10 minutes
  • cook time: 15 minutes
  • total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
 
INGREDIENTS:

Dressing

Salad
  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped into 1 " pieces (stems included)
  • 1/2 shallot, sliced 
  • 4 Joolies dates, pitted and chopped 
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, thinly sliced 
  • 1/4 cup sliced radish 
  • 2 tbsp hazelnuts, toasted and chopped 
  • tender herbs, garnish 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Lay chopped broccoli out on a baking sheet and roast at 400F for 15 minutes. It's okay if the broccoli is not well spaced out, the idea here is to slightly steam and cook the broccoli. 
  2. Once cooled, toss together with 1/2 shallot, thinly sliced, and set aside. Toast cumin seeds on the stovetop for 2-3 mins, or until very fragrant. Once toasted, pour into a small bowl and immediately add the 2 tbsp Cannaves olive oil. 
  3. Combine cumin olive oil with tahini, warm water, lemon juice, date syrup and salt. Whisk to combine and salt to taste. 
  4. Toss broccoli with chopped dates, radish, sugar snap peas and the vinaigrette. Garnish with any tender herbs, such as dill or parsley, as well as the toasted hazelnuts. 
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