Broccoli ‘couscous’ Greek Salad

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’.

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

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.

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

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!

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

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!

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

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

Method

OK, time to get chopping. Slice up your spring onions,

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your sun-blushed pieces and olives. Cut the feta cheese into small squares and toast your pine-nuts.

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

Break up the broccoli head into florets, then whizz up bit by bit, until they are cut into couscous sized pieces.

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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.

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

Mix all together and serve, sprinkling a few remaining pine-nuts on top.

Now, sit back, enjoy and dream of all things Greek.

Broccoli 'cous cous' Greek salad

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