Swede, Raw Broccolini and Roast Chicken Salad
"Well, unless you have used it/ate it before and you are well aware on its looks and taste, let me introduce this little sweet fella? to you. You may think this is baby broccoli as the way it looks it might appear that way but in reality this is not quite the case. It is a hybrid, a cross between broccoli and the Chinese broccoli that was first created in 1993. It has small florets and longer stalks with very few tiny leaves and they are all edible. I cook and use all as there is nothing you could waste. Unlike broccoli florets which taste a little on the bitterish side, broccolini florets are sweeter and have a slight earthy taste- for me, they are delicious. It can be both, so you can have either raw in a salad like this broccoli salad where broccoli can be replaced by broccolini but it can also be cooked in various ways like steamed, boiled for literally 1 minte or 2, sauteed, roasted and even grilled."
NotesYou can feel free to replace the vegetables with your favorite ones, to me all veggies are super cool and I like them all. I do like to eat seasonal as I use a company that provides locally produced organic produce and these veggies are widely available in October - November months.
Preparation Time15 min
- 200 g Swede
- 300 g roast chicken
- 2 small carrots
- 1 larger red onion
- 1 pepper
- 1 red chili
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 3 tbsp Greek style yoghurt I used a 2% fat
- 1 tbsp salad cream
- 1 generous pinch of Freshly ground pepper
Peel wash and grate the swede.
Peel wash and chop the carrot into desired size. You can grate this too or make it into little shaves just like i did using a vegetable peeler.
Take out a large bowl and add the shredded chicken, grated swede, the carrot, the chopped onion, the garlic crushed and chopped finely, the chopped green (or whatever colour you fancy or have) pepper and the finely chopped chilli. Mix all for 30 seconds with the help of two forks or spoons.
In a separate little bowl mix all the sauce ingredients (the yoghurt, lime juice, salad cream and mayo, a little salt and pepper. Mix to hommogenise.
Pour over the ingredients the sauce, mix a little more and enjoy.