Carrot Salad with Broccoli, Coconut and Almonds

This recipe uses both solid and blended foods together to create a delicious meal that also has a range of consistencies. Broccoli and almonds mixed with the coconut milk, veg stock and lemon is such an amazing flavour as well as an incredible source of goodness! Lemons might be small but they are often referred to as powerhouses thanks to the high nutrient count within. Just one squeeze of lemon juice is enough to provide your body with a dose of phytonutrients and antioxidants! Lemon juice is also known to be healing with antibiotic effects. The almonds, which you will have to pre-soak before you get started, also contain a selection of antioxidants as well as a multitude of vitamins and minerals. Almonds are also a fantastic source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids which are essential for keeping LDL cholesterol levels down!

In addition to the nutrition, making this dish involves spiralizing the carrots which is a fun and interesting way to prepare them! If you don’t own a spiralizer yet then you can click here to buy one!

So to make this dish for four people, you’ll need the following ingredients!

4 medium carrots, spiralized
50g of almonds (soaked for 3-4 hours)
200g of broccoli
1/2 a tin of coconut milk
1/2 a cup of veg stock
Squeeze of 1 lemon
A large handful of pumpkin seeds
A large handful of currants
Salt and pepper

When making this dish, I prefer to steam the broccoli so that it’s soft but not overcooked!  However, if you don’t have a steamer then it’s absolutely fine to boil, just make sure  you don’t overdo it! Once the broccoli is cooked, combine it with the almonds, broccoli, coconut milk, veg stock and lemon in your food processor or blender. You should then blitz it well until it’s nearly a puree.  The next step is to thoroughly mix with the spiralized carrots and then top with currants and pumpkin seeds before you season with salt and pepper.  Yes, it’s that easy and super yummy too!

Carrot Salad with Broccoli, Coconut and Almonds

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica Kim says:

    Looks absolutely delish! Can’t wait to try it myself. 🙂

  2. Peabea says:

    Definitely will have to try this. Sharing on FB also. 🙂

  3. I also tried putting shredded coconut with craisins with dijon mustard. Really came out tasty.

  4. oishivegan says:

    Such a good idea the coconut milk 🙂

  5. wow!!!!!!! congratulations for your blog

  6. Ooo. This is a great salad recipe. Sounds really good with the coconut milk.

  7. Eliza Hughes-Williams says:

    Reblogged this on The Eclectic Compilation and commented:
    This sounds utterly delicious! I am going to have to try it!!

  8. Eliza Hughes-Williams says:

    Definitely going to be trying this!! All of my favorite things in one dish! Yum!

  9. Love this recipe! It sounds delicious! I have nominated your blog for the liebster award 🙂

  10. bigfootmarty says:

    Reblogged this on We RUN USA !!! and commented:
    Ho;y moley- YUMMM fuel for active folks

  11. bigfootmarty says:

    Thanks for consistent great recipes….this is a superstar.
    Marty

  12. Lindy says:

    I want to try this! Looks amazing and it obviously loaded with nutrients. Thanks for sharing.

    1. juliemontagu says:

      And thanks to you for visiting 🙂

  13. estherjane13 says:

    Yum – this looks delicious. And I was recently given a spiralizer and had no idea where to start with it. I think this will be its maiden voyage!

  14. Love it!! I will try this soon 🙂

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