Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef, shares the recipe for one of her all-time favourite lunch options.
My favourite lunch option is this broccoli salad with lime and roasted tamari almonds. The broccoli is full of alkalinising, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytonutrients called sulforaphane that work to support optimum health and protect against disease. It’s a true superfood rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, E and CoQ10. Broccoli is also a wonderful source of B group vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and manganese. Almonds are high in the minerals potassium and magnesium, which help nourish the nervous system when under stress. The lime helps to alkalinise whilst the black pepper will enhance digestion and work as an anti-inflammatory.
1 head of broccoli, roughly chopped
½ bunch kale, trimmed and finely sliced
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 generous teaspoon fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 whole lime
1 bunch coriander, chopped
handful tamari roasted almonds, chopped
Green chilli – optional – but yum
- Sauté the broccoli in a large pan with the olive oil, garlic and ginger over a medium heat, making sure to toss the pan occasionally and allow the broccoli to cook through. This should take about 3 minutes.
- Add the kale and toss through until just wilted. Add chili if using.
- Squeeze over the lime juice and toss through the coriander. Season to taste add a generous amount of black pepper.
- Serve in bowls sprinked with tamari roasted almonds.
This recipe is from Teresa’s new cookbook Purely Delicious. To get your hands on a copy visit The Healthy Chef.
About the Author
Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef, is a classically trained chef, qualified nutritionist and personal trainer. Choosing to share her lifestyle, recipes and wisdom internationally, Teresa inspires over 5 million people per year to make positive changes to their lives through her website www.thehealthychef.com. In November 2012, she launched The Healthy Chef Functional Food Range and this month releases a new cookbook called Purely Delicious. Purely Delicious is available through www.thehealthychef.com. Hard copies available early September 2015.