Broccoli, Chickpea & Pomegranate Salad

Broccoli, Chickpea & Pomegranate Salad

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2017

Simple steps give this broccoli salad recipe a more nuanced flavor: soaking the onion tempers its bite and toasting the cumin enhances its aroma. Serve alongside grilled chicken, pork or fish.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅓ cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 cups bite-size broccoli florets (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

Preparation

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  1. Soak onion in a small bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, toast cumin in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add yogurt, tahini, oil, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper; whisk until smooth. Add broccoli, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds and the onion and toss to combine. Let stand 10 minutes. Season with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and toss again.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 162 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 46 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,439 IU vitamin A; 47 mg vitamin C; 69 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 344 mg sodium; 369 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (78% daily value), Vitamin A (29% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, ½ vegetable, ½ lean meat, 1½ fat

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