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Warm Tenderstem Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

broccoli and chickpea saladWe love this warm salad, which is perfect as a vegetarian meal or as an accompaniment to fish or meat. 

We know broccoli , like most green vegetables, is great for our skin. Full of Vitamin C, it helps our collagen production as well as containing anti-oxidants to prevent cell damage from free-radicals.

Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, necessary for growth and maintenance of cells within the body. Protein encourages a glowing appearance by replacing dead skin cells as well as maintaining healthy hair and nail growth. Beauty benefits of chickpeas also include the presence of the phytonutrient called saponin which acts as an antioxidant to destroy free radicals.  Molybdemum assists to cleanse the liver and detoxify the skin. Beauty benefits of chickpeas help the body sustain a radiant, smooth complexion


1 garlic clove
2smalls red chillis
1 red onion
1 red pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
200g tenderstem broccoli
210g tinned chickpeas
2 tbsp lime juice
1 handful fresh coriander

Thinly slice the garlic cloves. Finely chop the red chillis. Thickly slice the red onions. Cut the red peppers into thin strips. Slice each of the tenderstem broccoli stems in half on the diagonal. Drain the tinned chickpeas. Chop the fresh coriander.
Heat the oil in a non-stick wok and sauté the cumin seeds and garlic until translucent.
Add the chilli and broccoli and fry for 1 minute.
Add the chickpeas, onion and pepper. Fry for 30 seconds.
Remove from the heat and add the lime juice. Season, then toss through the chopped coriander and serve immediately.