Honey-dressed seeded greens salad

A lovely crisp and tasty salad which can be served simply with feta or goats cheese.Green vegetables are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, folates, fibre, B-group vitamins and minerals.Not only are they a really important part of your diet but they are versatile and a pleasurable sight on the plate with the vibrant green colours.

Seeds are plant-based sources of essential amino acids and minerals, including calcium, zinc, copper and magnesium — especially important in vegetarian and vegan diets.When eaten as part of a healthy diet, they can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.

Sunflower seeds
Chia seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seed , linseed, goji berry mix

 For an intense flavour you can roast the broccoli instead of boiling it. 

Delicious accompaniment to Barbecued Hake in Vine Leaves with a Herb and Caper Pesto

Honey-dressed seeded greens salad

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 300 g broccoli broken into small florets
  • 300 g shredded kale
  • 100 g soya beans or peas
  • 3 tbsp mixed seeds- sunflower, pumpkin or chia- lightly toasted

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook broccoli for 1 minute in a large pan of boiling water, then add kale and soya beans or peas and cook for just 1 more minute.
  • Drain quickly and rinse in cold water. Leave to drain in a colander.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients, then dress the green vegetables and toss with the seeds.

Notes

Note: The broccoli can be roasted instead of boiled for a more intense and slightly crispy result. Toss the broccoli florets into 2 tbsp olive oil and season lightly. Roast for 15-20 minutes in a moderate oven until just beginning to char at the edges. Proceed with the recipe as listed above. 

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