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Broccoli Salad with Almond and Chile Dressing

Serves 6 to 8
Time 40 min
A highly flavorful dressing featuring almond butter, ginger, garlic, dates and chile pepper makes a delicious accompaniment to broccoli and bean sprouts. Serve it over soba noodles if you like.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pitted dates, raisins or prunes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1/2 small serrano pepper (optional) finely chopped
  • 2 heads broccoli cut into florets and lightly steamed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
Method

In a blender or food processor, purée almond butter, lemon juice, dates, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup water until smooth. Transfer dressing to a large bowl, add broccoli and cilantro and toss well. Cover and marinate for up to 1 hour. Arrange bean sprouts on a large platter, top with broccoli, garnish with cilantro and serve.

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  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pitted dates, raisins or prunes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1/2 small serrano pepper (optional) finely chopped
  • 2 heads broccoli cut into florets and lightly steamed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts