Marinated Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is one of the best health-boosting foods around. It is high in vitamin C and fiber and a rich source of a variety of bio chemicals that are known to improve immune system, make your bones stronger and fight the war on diabetes. The unique combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components in broccoli make it a unique food in terms of cancer prevention, so there’s no doubt that broccoli is a vegetable you should eat frequently. If you are looking a way to add more broccoli to your meal plan, you’ll love this colorful salad.  It’s delicious and simple to make. Tangy and delicious dressing gives this salad a real kick.

Preparation time: 24 h
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

3 cups broccoli florets
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
6 tbsp olive oil
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
salt, pepper to taste

Directions:

Place in a large bowl the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, vinegar, garlic and whisk until combined. Add broccoli, pepper and onion and toss to combine.
Season to taste and marinate all day in the refrigerator.