Simple Superfood Salad
Spring is definitely in the air. This is my favourite time of the year as everyone starts to get a little happier as soon as the sun starts to shine and the winter seems to be finally behind us.
It’s also when we all start to think about eating more healthily and consider salads rather than more warming dishes. So here’s my recipe for a really simple super food salad. In fact it’s so easy all you need to do is chop some veg and char grill some peppers and broccoli.
I really like using edamame beans in this salad (I always have some in the freezer for adding to salads and making hummus), but you could use beans or chickpeas if you have them to hand for some alternative healthy plant based protein.
Unlike most salad dressings this one has more cider vinegar than oil and I think it has the perfect blend of acidity and sweetness. I also like swapping the dijon mustard for tahini for a more unusual but delicious alternative.
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- 2 red sweet pointed peppers chopped lengthways
- 10 broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup radishes sliced thinly
- 1 cup mixed cherry tomatoes chopped in half
- 1 spring onions sliced
- 1/4 cup mixed seeds
- 1/2 cup edamame beans (defrosted by running hot water over them)
- 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
- 2 dolops homemade hummus
- Handful rocket leaves
- Handful olives
- Dressing ingredients
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave)
- Pinch salt and pepper
- Heat two griddle pans to hot (if you don’t have two, cook the peppers then the broccoli) and add the peppers and brocoli. Turn frequently to ensure the veg is charred all over. This should take around 10 minutes. Set aside when cooked.
- Slice all the other veg and then arrange on your plates (I sometimes like to do this in segments rather than all mixed together as you can see in the pic),
- Add the hummus, edamame and the charred broccoli and peppers.
- Sprinkle with the mixed seeds.
- To make the dressing put all the ingredients into a jam jar and shake well to combine. Pour over the salad.