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Valentine’s Day! Hold the chocolate. Skip the lingerie. Treat yourself and show your love by making this super-healthy, very delicious and lovely salad.

Would you believe me if I told you that a heaping cup of raw sprouts is equivalent to eating several pounds of broccoli? Lightly steaming the sprouts and adding radishes brings the health quotient way up. According to researchers, broccoli sprouts are leaps and bounds ahead of regular broccoli in their cancer fighting compounds.

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Broccoli Sprout Radish Salad

  • 2 containers broccoli sprouts (2 1/2 ounces), lightly steamed for 90 seconds
  • 4 red radishes, 1/2 thinly sliced, 1/2 julienned
  • 1 handful baby arugula
  • 1/2 carrot, cut into long, thin slivers with a peeler
  • 1/4 yellow pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 orange, cut into segments as garnish

Dressing

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Arrange salad ingredients on two small plates. Mix dressing ingredients in a bowl. Spoon dressing over salad. Serves 2.

Broccoli Sprout Radish Salad Print Ready Recipe

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Final notes:

  • Cancer fighter and health advisor Harriet Sugar Miller taught me everything I know about Broccoli Sprout Radish Salad. So many thanks Harriet for giving me one more food to cherish.
  • If you want to know all the nitty-gritty details on why this salad is one of the healthiest food choices you can make, read Sugar Miller’s article, How to Prepare Broccoli to fight Cancer, in Zester Daily. The info below is from Harriet’s article.

Crucifer best practice health news:

  • As long as you eat raw crucifers in the same meal, you can cook broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage or Brussels sprouts any style you prefer.
  • Here’s a partial list of raw crucifers: coleslaw, watercress, arugula, red radish, daikon, turnip, wasabi and spicy mustard. You don’t need much—just two to three radishes or a ½ teaspoon of mustard or wasabi.
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