Here’s an idea: You chop up a head of fresh broccoli while boiling some wild rice. You take some tahini, add water and a squeeze of lemon juice, and whisk to make a creamy dressing. Combine the ingredients together and you have crunchy, savory, fresh, and hearty salad. It’s perfect for a light summer dinner with tons of vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium, and then makes a yummy lunch at your desk the next day.
Raw Broccoli and Wild Rice Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
1 medium head of broccoli
1 cup wild rice
3 tbsp walnuts, chopped
4 pieces sundried tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp tahini
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1. Put the wild rice in a sauce pan and add 1 cup water. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until all water has evaporated and the rice is dry and fluffy.
2. Using a food processor or manually, chop up the broccoli to very small pieces.
3. Whisk tahini and water together in a small bowl. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon, and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Put the chopped broccoli, walnuts, and sundried tomatoes in a big bowl. Add the rice once it’s finished cooking. Add the dressing, and stir well to combine. Put in the fridge to chill, and serve either room temperature or cold.