9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

Certain foods can unleash super powers that can fend off unwanted pounds, fight fatigue and even lower your risk of cancer. When it comes to eating healthy, sometimes all you have to do is pair up the right foods on your plate. (10 Photos)

Gina Roberts-Grey on Jul 18, 2012 at 3:12PM

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9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

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Spicy Broccoli Salad

A study from the University of Illinois says that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting compound in broccoli, is more readily absorbed in when paired with myrosinase, an enzyme that’s found in mustard, horseradish and wasabi.

The kick in this zesty salad turns out to be as good for your health as it is for waking up your palate. This one is a favorite here at iVillage!

1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp dark sesame oil
1 pinch red pepper flakes
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp wasabi powder
2 tbsp chopped peanuts (optional)

Combine soy sauce, wasabi powder, lime juice, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

Bring a pot of water to a boil to blanch the broccoli, about 2 to 3 minutes. Strain broccoli and let cool to room temperature. Mix in red pepper, green onions, garlic and soy sauce mixture and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Top with peanuts before serving.

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