This is my slightly simplified version of an amazingly delicious M&S salad I had recently. It is wholesome, nutty and full of goodness and flavour. I used one of those pre-cooked Merchant Gourmet packets called ‘Glorious Grains’ and cooked everything in one pot before sprinkling it with feta cheese. It took about 20 minutes.
Pre-cooked Merchant Gourmet packets (or cheaper supermarket equivalents) are generally brilliant for packed lunches and quick dinners so look out for them!
Super Nutty Salad (serves approx 4 people)
Oil e.g. olive or rapeseed oil
1 carrot, chopped small
4 heads of broccoli, chopped in to bite size pieces
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Large handful of edamame beans (frozen is fine)
1 packet of Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Glorious Grains (or equivalent)
Tin of black eyed beans, drained
Small handful of salted peanuts, roughly chopped
Small handful of almonds, roughly chopped
1 tbsp soy sauce
Thumb of ginger, peeled, and grated or chopped very small
Optional – handful of roughly chopped coriander
Heat some oil in a pan and cook the carrot, broccoli and garlic for about 5 minutes, until tender. Add the edamame beans, Merchant Gourmet glorious grains packet, black eyed beans, peanuts, almonds, soy sauce and ginger and heat for about another 5 minutes, until everything is heated through nicely.
Spoon in to bowls and top with the coriander (if using), crumble over some feta cheese and add a drizzle of oil if you fancy. Eat!