Chicken, broccoli & beetroot salad with avocado pesto

This superfood supper is packed with ingredients to give your body a boost, such as red onion, nigella seeds, walnuts, rapeseed oil and lemon

Pile the watercress onto a large platter. Toss through the broccoli and onion, along with the lemon juice they were soaked in. Top with the beetroot, but don’t mix it in, and the chicken....

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Cooking time: 15 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • 250g thin-stemmed broccoli Broccoli brok-o-leeLike cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil Rapeseed oilIf you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…
  • 3 skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 100g bag watercress Watercress wort-er-cressWith deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…
  • 2 raw beetroots (about 175g), peeled and julienned or grated
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • small pack basil Basil ba-zilMost closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…
  • 1 avocado Avocado av-oh-car-dohAlthough it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…
  • ½ garlic cloves, crushed
  • 25g walnut halves, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil Rapeseed oilIf you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…
  • juice and zest 1 lemon Lemon le-monOval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

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