Superfood salad to kickstart the new year (15 mins)

superfood salad

This refreshing, nourishing salad is so full of goodness it pretty much makes up for all that naughty food you consumed over Christmas.  If you don’t like cheshire cheese you could use cheddar, feta or halloumi, or replace the cheese with chicken. The salad makes a light meal so if you have a big appetite eat it alongside some fish, bread or, if you’re not watching the calories, a pasty.  If your kids won’t join you in eating ‘salad’ just leave out the spinach and give them separate bits to have as finger food e.g. I gave my son a plate of chopped oranges, cheshire cheese and broccoli.  Happy New Year!

Ingredients – serves 4

200g broccoli, broken in to florets

2 oranges, each segment cut in to quarters

1 small red onion, finely chopped in to strips

1oog spinach or alternative salad leaf e.g. watercress/rocket

125g cheshire cheese, crumbled

100g seedless red grapes, halved

50g mixed seeds

For the dressing

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp white wine vinegar

2 tsp dijon mustard or 1/2 tsp mustard powder

Black pepper

Cook the broccoli in boiling water for 3-4 mins, until tender.  Drain.  Put the spinach leaves, broccoli, orange, red onion, cheese and grapes in to a big bowl.  Seperately mix the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad.  Mix everything up and then put on to plates.  Sprinkle the seeds on top and serve.

Based on a recipe from