‘Green Goddess’ salad

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OK, just a short post today but I just have to share as I am ADDICTED to this delicious salad!

It’s based on this recipe … with thanks to Mel Wells (and do check out her site for more lovely recipes).

http://www.thegreengoddesslife.com/the-green-goddess-bowl-o-love/

I’ve had it twice this week already, once with some cold sliced roast chicken and today with peppered smoked mackerel.  Both utterly delish.

To make it as I’ve done you’ll need:

a cup of broccoli florets, chopped really small

a cup of peas (I used frozen)

one avocado

juice of one lime

a handful of mint leaves

a handful of basil leaves

a spoonful or two of Greek-style yogurt

a great big handful of spinach

a little olive oil

salt and pepper

cooked chicken or smoked mackeral to serve

And here’s what you do.

Boil a pan of water and when boiling throw in the broccoli and peas.  Bring back to the boil then remove from heat, drain and cool the veg. (Note – I made this again last night and had to add just a splash of water to get the dressing liquid enough – no idea why, perhaps the avocado wasn’t as soft as the other one. Anyway, just to say if it’s not blending beautifully creamily, you might need to add a little water).

Halve the avocado and put one half into a blender or food processor with the lime juice, mint, basil and yogurt and whizz up to a lovely creamy dressing.

Put the cooled broccoli and peas into a bowl and pour over the dressing, and add the other avocado half chopped and the spinach leaves.

Stir it all together with a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and serve with the chicken or smoked mackerel.

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