At Munch we love to connect with other mums doing great things. This week we have a great recipe for a broccoli and orange salad from Ashlee Sturme.
Ashlee Sturme is a busy mum by day, freelance writer by night. Like many of the Munch Mum’s Ashlee is passionate about natural living, attachment parenting, and healthy lunchboxes. Yay! Ashlee writes at www.themotherhoodproject.co.nz and runs Facebook page Ministry of Lunchboxes (www.facebook.com/MinistryOfLunchboxes)! Well she sounds busy to me. But this is life as a parent I guess isn’t it?

Broccoli and Orange Salad

Ashlee tells us that she loves this throw-salad – it looks impressive to take out, it’s light for summer, yet offers a real vit-c kick for winter too! The ingredients are really flexible – use what you have!
broccoli and orange salad
We hope you enjoy this Broccoli and Orange Salad. For more inspiration for oranges, why not flick to this post: The health benefits of oranges. For more fabulous facts about Broccoli try this post: Broccoli health benefits and preparation
Ashlee Sturme, The Motherhood Project
Broccoli and Orange Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 oranges, tangelos or other citrus fruit.
  • 1 tin of organic chickpeas
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • ¼ red cabbage
  • 2 handfuls of spinach, silverbeet, kale or other leafy greens
  • 1 handful of seeds and dried fruit (I use pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and dried cranberries)
  • Optional: 1 length of spring onions, slices of red onion, red capsicum
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, cottage cheese or natural yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of organic olive oil or flaxseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini (or 1 tablespoon of peanut butter)
Instructions
  1. Rinse and chop the broccoli, and then finely cut the stalk. Add to bowl with drained chickpeas. Finely slice cabbage, leafy greens and any optional ingredients.
  2. Cut one orange in half, and squeeze juice into a small bowl. Peel second orange and cut into segments, add to salad.
  3. In the small bowl of orange juice, add oil, mayo and tahini, and mix well. Add to salad and stir well. Sprinkle over seeds and dried fruit, and serve.
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