I’m about to have another surgery to treat my stage four endometriosis. And I haven’t had the energy or mental capacity to make myself meals, let alone anything complex. So as you could imagine, I’ve been gravitating towards the super simple yet nourishing. Making this shaved broccoli cauliflower salad, everything I need right now.
This post is in partnership with Mountain Rose Herbs. I’m proud to partner with Mountain Rose Herbs, because I trust their products and believe in their mission. Because their passion for organics is woven into every fiber of their operations. And above all, they value people, plants and the planet over profit.
Mountain Rose Herbs Turmeric Root Powder is some of the most vibrant and fragrant I’ve ever worked with. I love turmeric for its well-known healthful properties, and also because the hue just makes me happy. I mean, how can you say no to this yellow? Therefore I try to incorporate it into my diet as often as possible.
Many of the health benefits of turmeric are attributed to its antioxidant compound, curcumin. Which when paired with piperine, the active compound in black pepper, has been shown to boost the body’s absorption of curcumin. So this broccoli cauliflower salad has it all.
How to make shaved broccoli cauliflower salad.
This recipe uses sliced broccoli stems and cauliflower florets for the base. It may seem too simple, but it’s crunchy, tangy and perfect. First, I start by giving the broccoli stems and cauliflower florets an ice bath to get them extra crisp. Next, I used a mandoline to get the stems and florets sliced equally thin. And then I douse the broccoli cauliflower salad in the zingy, peppery, turmeric golden dressing.
Lastly, the dressing calls for a mixture of Mountain Rose Herb Black Peppercorns, Pink Peppercorns and Green Peppercorns. However, it’s an incredibly flexible recipe so you can use any combination of peppercorns. I also used Mountain Rose Herbs Red Alaea Salt for a little added depth and richness. But like the pepper, any salt will work. For instance, fine sea salt or pink Himalayan salt are also great options.
Fine sea salt or pink Himalayan salt can be used instead of the red Alaea salt. You can use one variety of pepper or any combination of all three to add up to 3/4 teaspoon.
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Fine sea salt or pink Himalayan salt can be used instead of the red Alaea salt.
You can use one variety of pepper or any combination of all three to add up to 3/4 teaspoon.