Warm broccoli salad with souk spiced walnuts, crumbly feta, parsley and a splash of fresh lime is an appetising and tasty little dish that can either be had by itself for a quick fix nutrient boosting lunch or an excellent little side to a larger feast.
*Thankful Fork by House of Bec (perfect stocking filler)
I lightly toasted my walnuts in a amazing new discovery “Souk Spice” a packet of some of the best and well balanced 18 spice combination you can probably get. Its superfood goodness in one and for you Australian folk you can buy it for $10 here. I can’t begin to explain the flavour of it, but I cannot wait to try it on meats, fish and more veggies. The walnuts were just a start.
Tip* the great thing about good ol’ broccoli is that it is full of alkalinising, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytonutrients (I have spoken about more benefits in this recipe) but a perfect ingredient to any dish to support your immune, optimum health and help protect against diseases. Walnuts are high in minerals such as potassium and magnesium to help nourish the nervous system and brain when under stress. They say that sometimes food helps what it looks like and walnuts look like little mini-brains! Parsley and limes have high dose of vitamin C.
Overall this dish will nourish you inside and out and is a great way to mix up from using regular lettuce leaves.
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Lg Broccoli head, roughly chopped
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
1 Cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1 Tsp Souk Spice
1/2 Cup Parsley, roughly chopped
20g Greek Feta, crumbled (optional)
1 Lime, squeezed
Sea Salt & pepper
- In a large frying pan, medium heat, add souk spice and toast for 30 secs to get the fragrancy happening, add walnuts and toss in spice for about 1 minutes. Remove from pan and pop to one side.
- Add coconut oil to hot frying pan, followed by garlic, let it soften before adding broccoli and let is fry for 1-3 minutes (I like mine crunchy).
- Add walnuts back in, toss before tipping into a large bowl, followed by parsley, feta (optional), squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of sea salt and pepper.