Here is a really delicious green salad, jam-packed with different textures, lovely flavours and lots of nutritious ingredients. This superfood salad will make you feel really virtuously good but will also leave you feeling replenished and satisfied. Perfect for this spring weather.
Obviously mix and match what you have or can find in the shops. This salad included Britain’s original bean, the broad bean, grown here since the Iron Age; delicious, nutritious and good for the soil; As well as quinoa to add some nutty carbs and some steamed broccoli which according to Alison Hornby, a dietitian and British Dietician Association spokesperson: "Broccoli contains many nutrients, such as folate, soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamins C and A, and calcium, which are needed for numerous functions in the body... And it contains compounds that are linked to improving the body's ability to impede the growth of cancer cells." All this is sprinkled with some Dulse, a fantastic natural source of iodine which helps your thyroid function. Your thyroid regulates your metabolism as well as heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development and bone maintenance.
Mixed Salad Leaves, Watercress, Long Stem Broccoli, Broad Beans, Quinoa, Sprouting Mung Beans and Alfalfa Seeds
For the dressing: Sesame Oil, Olive oil, White Wine Vinegar, Juice of an Orange, 1tsp Mustard, 1 Garlic crushed, Pepper, Dulse, tiny pinch of Salt
For the topping: 1 tbsp Dulse, 2 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds, 2 tbsp Sunflower Seeds, 2tbsp Linseeds, Soya Sauce
- Steam and blanch the broad beans and broccoli.
- Cook the quinoa and then set it aside to cool.
- To make the seed topping toast the seeds with the dulse and when they start to pop add the soya sauce and stir over the heat until the seeds have soaked it up. Then set aside to cool.
- Mix all the ingredients together for the salad dressing with equal parts of the liquids- to taste.
- Combine all together and eat!
The seed topping can also be stored in a tightly sealed jar for easy topping for salads, roasted vegetables, exotic rice dish.
Head to our shop to get your hands on some delicious Dulse here