Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Creamy Broccoli Salad (raw)

5-6 cups broccoli pieces (bite size)
1-2 carrots shredded
1 medium sweet onion diced 
Creamy Dressing: 
4" daikon radish
1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked and drained
3 cloves garlic
2-3 T. fresh lemon juice
1 wedge of onion
1/2 heaping t. sea salt
black pepper (optional)
water as needed
For the core of the salad, cut up the broccoli and onion and shred the carrots and dump in a large salad bowl. For the dressing in a high-speed blender add all the dressing ingredients and whizz them to the desired consistency to pour over and mix into the salad. For those being particular with root veggies because of candida reacting to high amounts of starchy root veggies, replacing the shredded carrots with dried tomato flecks and chopped up yellow pepper or other substitutes will work to reduce the "sugar" intake. With raw food recipes, options are nearly endless!

garnished with home-sun-dried tomatoes


  1. Hello Cheryl,

    Thank you very much for the great recipe and pics. Do you use 1 daikon 4" diameter or a piece of a radish 4" long? Are sun dried tomatoes more candida friendly than fresh ones? Do you soak them before adding to the salad? Would it be OK to substitute carrots with fresh shredded turmeric root? Sorry, too many questions. I'm trying to make this dish and don't want to mess it up. Thanks

    1. Hm, I don't know about daikons. If you're body can take them, then go for it. Those things are TASTY! BTW, they are great in simple salad dressings! In the bad candida days, I couldn't do any root veggies, too much starch ... Anyway, I don't know about the tomato question, but I do avoid store-dehydrated tomatoes. I've got my whole family dehydrating those things ... and I put them on everything! Salads as "bacon bits", in eggs, on top of steamed veggies, eat them like chips ... YUM YUM YUM! Sounds like you're really exploring healthy eating!