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Broccoli and date salad

Broccoli and date salad

I never knew that the very boring date world could be so fascinating before I found out about Datules.lt. Entering their world of preservative and sugar and all unnecessary free world was an adventure. I did not know where to start and finish. It is another world of textures, colors, and tastes, from very dark and super healthy to light and caramel-like chewy dates. Every package, each date for me, is like a jewel now. I've started to love them again more than I knew I could. So, here I created a recipe with one of the dates - kudri. Beautiful taste, especially with fresh orange and spicy chili.

I never knew that the very boring date world could be so fascinating before I found out about Datules.lt. Entering their world of preservative and sugar and all unnecessary free world was an adventure I did not know where to start and finish. It is another world of textures, colors, and tastes, from ver dark and super healthy to light and caramel-like chewy dates. Every package, each date for me, is like a jewel now. I've started to love them again more than I knew I could. So, here I created a recipe with one of the dates - kudri. Beautiful taste, especially with fresh orange and spicy chili.

Ingredients

300 g broccoli, in smaller florets
2 ready to eat avocados, pieces
8 “Datules.lt” kudri dates, cut into strips*
1 medium sweet orange, just fillets
20 g roasted hazelnuts, crushed
chili flakes to taste

sauce
2 tsp almond butter
1 garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
20 ml of orange juice
1/3 organic orange zest, finely grated
sea salt to taste
pepper to taste
30 ml extra virgin olive oil
20 – 30 ml of cold water

Prepare

Steam broccoli (either in a steam pott or kettle with a steaming sieve) just until ready, but still crispy. Drain and place in cold water for 5 minutes so that they stop cooking. Drain and let them dry. 

In the meantime – mix almond butter with salt, garlic, pepper, orange zest, and juice. Incorporating all the time, add oil. When you are done with oil, add water (in 2 or even 3 parts). The sauce should be creamy and runny but not too much. 

Place broccoli, avocado, dates, orange on a plate, pour over the sauce (as much as you like) and sprinkle chili flakes. 

* I like to use these as they are less sweet (graded as medium sweet), dark and more chewy with an intense aftertaste.

Recipe and pictures: Signe Meirane
Camera: Sony Alpha 7s
In partnership with Datules.lt

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