ROASTED BROCCOLI AND COCONUT SALAD WITH TURMERIC DRESSING
A great textural salad with a lot of oomph from the hearty charred broccoli, this salad also delivers a plate of detoxing and healing goodness from a punchy dressing made with turmeric. Red cabbage and coconut make it sing with colour.
Pre-heat oven to 200°C (convection)/180°C (fan-forced). Place broccoli, olive oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Using your hands, toss gently to coat evenly. Spread broccoli on a baking tray and roast in the oven for approximately 15-17 minutes until starting to char but still crunchy.
Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by soaking the dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain. Place dates, water, garlic, vinegar, mustard, salt, honey and turmeric in the bowl of a small food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a little glass jar.
Place broccoli, cabbage, coconut, spinach and alfalfa in a large bowl. Drizzle with half of the dressing. Toss gently to mix. Serve in two salad plates with some of the remaining dressing drizzled on top.