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LOW CARB BROCCOLI SALAD WITH FETA DRESSING WALNUTS & CHILLI, RAW BROCCOLI, CHILLIS & FETA DRESSING ON THE SIDE
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Low Carb Broccoli Salad with Dreamy Feta Dressing

Our low carb broccoli salad is  made Greek as it is tossed in our creamy feta dressing. It is a great make ahead salad that will soon become your favourite way to eat broccoli! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Intermediate, keto, low carb
Servings: 4 as a side
Calories: 495kcal

Equipment

  • Non-stick pan
  • Small Food Processor or High-Speed / Bullet Blender

Ingredients

For the charred broccoli

  • 500 grams broccoli florets (approximately 17.64 ounces)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper

For the creamy feta dressing

  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (zest from 1 large lemon)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch chilli powder optional

For the garnish

  • 1 long chilli sliced diagonally
  • cup walnuts roasted
  • Pinch dried oregano

Instructions

  • Trim woody ends from broccoli stalks, and separate into even sized florets. Cut broccoli florets in half lengthwise.
  • Heat a large non stick frypan over medium-high heat.
  • Place florets and oil in a mixing bowl season with sea salt and cracked black pepper, toss well to combine.
  • Cook undisturbed for about 5-10 minutes or until the undersides are well browned, turn then cook until tender and brown on opposite side.
  • In the meantime prepare your dressing. Place all ingredients in a small food processor or high speed blender, season and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  • If you find that it is too thick (it should be the consistency of runny mayonnaise) then add some water to loosen.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings according to your liking.
  • Heat a small non stick pan with 1 tablespoon of olive and add your walnuts and 1 teaspoon dried oregano and fry until golden.
  • While your nuts are frying, dice your jarred peppers.
  • Arrange the charred broccoli on a salad platter, pour the creamy feta dressing on top, garnish with walnuts and diced peppers then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1183IU | Vitamin C: 128mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 2mg