Broccoli salad with almonds and red onions |

With some books you just know; you have got to have them… And the book by the sisters Hemsley + Hemsley is one such book. The art of eating well. yes it is another book in the long line of healthy eating books, and yes, this one is also about avoiding gluten, sugar and such. It seems to be a really hot topic these day where a lot of people benefit from jumping on that bandwagon. But I like the philosphy of the Hemsley sisters and more importantly, the recipes are amazing and the photography beautiful. Enough reason to get a copy as far as I am concerned.

Broccoli salad with almonds |

And the book is filled with recipes I seriously want to try. I’ve got to say that I was having second thoughts about eating broccoli raw. I mean, I like cauliflower, which is a cousin of sorts, but have you ever tried eating raw broccoli? It’s just a lot dryer and so I was curious to find out how a raw broccoli salad would behave. Step one is of course to cut the broccoli finely in a machine preferably or by hand if you do not have a machine. Than to mix it with some delicious poppyseed and ginger mayonaise and the soaked goji berries and you have a killer salad. I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did.

In terms of my failed attempt at eating sugarfree, I have given up, but I haven’t given up on eating healthy and this salad certainly fits the bill.

The sisters Hemsley have been in business together since 2010 and in the years prior to that have been working on developing their concept. They made it their mission and work to learn people to eat differently and to look at food in a different way.

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Broccoli salad with ginger mayo |
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Broccoli salad with ginger poppyseed mayonaise


  • 1 decent amount of broccoli around 350 gram
  • 1/2 red onion in thin rings
  • 1 tbsp of apple vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of goji berries
  • 2 tbsp of almonds roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp of mayonaise
  • 1/2 thumbsize piece ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp poppyseed
  • 1/2 tbsp apple vinegar
  • seasalt


  • Cut the broccoli in fine pieces and use the shaving attachment on your foodprocessor to make it small or cut by hand.
  • Soak the red onion about 15-20 minutes in the apple vinegar (you can use this later to ad to the salad)
  • Soak the goji berries 10 minutes in warm water until the become soft and plumb.
  • Use a large bowl to mix the broccoli, soaked onion, goji berries and the chopped almonds.
  • Make your own mayo or use three tbsp and mix this with the ginger, half a tbsp of apple vinegar and the poppyseeds. Add seasalt if needed.
  • Mix it all together and enjoy!


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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