I am lucky as both of my kids love Broccoli, I am always trying new recipes and whenever I make a new dish they are the first to taste it!!!  I like to give the kids different healthy options, with Broccoli you can never go wrong.

This is a simple Broccoli Salad with lots of goodness and flavour!!!


Serves 4 people


one broccoli Florette,

one white onion

handful of fennel seeds

1 tin of chick peas

handful of prunes, diced

2 tbs of olive oil

juice and zest of one lemon


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Slice the onion in thick slices and place it into a baking tray with a little olive oil and the fennel seeds scattered on the onions. Put in the oven and cook for 25 minute. Cut the broccoli into small florets and if you don’t want to use the stem, it’s great to add it into soups. Blanch the florets in boiling water (I would add a pinch of course salt). It’ll only take 4/5 minutes as they need to be quite crunchy. Drain the florets and place then on a large dish. The onions should be nearly ready by now, if you feel they are drying out add a splash of water on the dish, not on the onions! Drain the chick peas and scatter them on the florets. Place the onions on the dish, you might find some slices a bit more “caramelised” than others, they give great colour to the dish! Sprinkle the prunes, the lemon zest, the lemon juice and the olive oil……Pronto!!! 

Enjoy this fresh new salad with cows-cous, grilled fish and even as a side for a BBQ  xx

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