This salad made with fresh broccoli and antioxidant-rich goji berries is a healthy take on the traditional creamy broccoli salad. This recipe is mayo-free making it dairy-free and so much better for you! To make the sauce creamy, it is made with tahini and nutritional yeast, and instead of using raisins, it uses goji berries to pack your salad full of health benefits. Compared to the traditional broccoli salad, this salad is light and won’t weigh you down. Broccoli and Goji Berry Antioxidant Salad can also be enjoyed warm or cold.
Local broccoli is abundant at farmer’s markets in September. Broccoli has strong detoxification properties due to 3 glucosinolate phytonutrients that support the body’s detox process helping you remove harmful chemicals. Broccoli is also great for summer allergies because it contains a flavonoid called kaempferol that has the ability to reduce the impact of allergy-related substances on our body.
The goji berries do more than add a punch of colour and a tangy tasty to this salad. They've also got tons of antioxidant vitamin C and carotenoids to promote skin and eye health, as well as tons of powerful phytonutrients. Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years for a wide variety of issues, so let your medicine be your food in more way than one and add them to your lunch!