Super Charged Broccoli and Apple Salad

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $1.77
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3 cupsBroccoli Florets
1Apple, thinly sliced
1/4 tspGround Turmeric
1Orange, juice and zest
1/4 cupDates, chopped
1/4 cupAlmonds, slivered or roughly chopped
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 cupWhole Wheat Couscous
1/2 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. To make the couscous, in a small bowl, cover couscous with ½ cup of hot water or stock. Place a towel or plastic wrap over top to trap the stem. In 5 minutes you can fluff with a fork.
  3. For the dressing, combine your olive oil, orange juice, zest, garlic, and turmeric. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Dress your broccoli in the half the dressing, reserve the remaining. Toss in the almonds and dates.
  5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment, evenly spread out your cooked couscous. Cover with your dressed broccoli. And bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the broccoli starts to brown.
  6. Dress the sliced apples with the remaining dressing and top over the roasted broccoli.


  • ​Diets rich in foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds are associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer. These foods are naturally high in nutrients and fibre. Fibre helps to keep the colon healthy by keeping food moving through your digestive tract. 
  • Broccoli, along with cabbage, cauliflower and kale, belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables. They contain glucosinates, which are sulfur compounds that give cruciferous vegetables their pungent aroma and flavour. Glucosinates may play an anti-cancer role. 
  • Eating nuts may reduce risk of colon cancer recurrence (cancer coming back). In an observational study, colon cancer survivors who ate at least two ounces (57 grams) of tree nuts a week - 46 almonds or 36 cashews - were less likely to have their cancer return or have a higher chance of survival compared to those who did not eat nuts. 
  • Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology (, February 28, 2018.