It’s the time of year eating light feels good and a decent ‘beach body’ has risen up the wish list.
Well, here’s a fantastically healthy salad that will satisfy your foodie heart and fill you up for hours.
There are plenty of cauliflower ‘couscous’ recipes out there, but I like the bright green of the broccoli.
Adding some delicious Greek salad ingredients makes this a real crowd pleaser and so makes a wonderful side for 4 or a super powered lunch for 2.
A cold glass of white is optional, but I’m not one for saying ‘no’, at best I manage a ‘yes, just a little’.
Nutrient rich raw broccoli is whizzed up into ‘couscous’ pieces which then cushion delicious things including, small chunks of feta cheese, sun-kissed tomatoes, black olives and toasted pine-nuts.
My lower fat, spicy, mustard, honey and lemon dressing completes the dish and makes every mouthful moist and moreish. I’m chuffed to bit with this dressing, make a batch and keep it in the fridge, salads will become much more inviting!
You really need to try this, it’ll become a go to summer dish that will have you glowing in the sun with a waist you’ll just want to show off.
Well, let’s not get too carried away, but it is a good step in the right direction!
For this healthy Broccoli ‘couscous’ Greek Salad you will need:
1 head of broccoli (organic if you can)
2 spring onions
4 pieces of sun-blushed tomatoes
30g black olives – (I used 1 pack of Oloves chilli and garlic black olives, for extra flavour)
100g feta cheese (organic if you can)
For my lower fat Greek dressing, you will need:
2 tbsp good quality olive oil
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp runny honey
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 good pinch dried oregano
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 good pinch of dried chilli flakes
salt and pepper
OK, time to get chopping. Slice up your spring onions,
your sun-blushed pieces and olives. Cut the feta cheese into small squares and toast your pine-nuts.
Break up the broccoli head into florets, then whizz up bit by bit, until they are cut into couscous sized pieces.
Add all the salad ingredients into a bowl, holding back a few toasted pine-nuts for decoration.
Now make the salad dressing simply by adding all the ingredients together and whisking with a fork.
Pour all over the salad.
Mix all together and serve, sprinkling a few remaining pine-nuts on top.
Now, sit back, enjoy and dream of all things Greek.
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