Broccoli and Bean Salad with a Pepperdew Dressing

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This is quite an exciting way of getting some good greens into your systems! It livens up your beans and broccoli so much and the spicy dressing gives it a fantastic flavour!

For the Salad

250g very fine green beans

250g broccoli tender stems (spears)

1 cos lettuce

2 Avocados, sliced

30ml (2 tbs) freshly chopped mint

For the dressing

4 – 5 mild pepperdews

15 mlo (1 tbsp) sweet chili sauce

80 ml (1/2 cup) sweet mayonnaise

80 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil

15 ml (1tbsp) poppy seeds

30ml (2tbsp) lemon juice

Coarse salt and pepper

– Blanch the beans for 5 minutes and then submerge in ice water  (to stop the cooking process)

– Blanch the broccoli for 2 – 3 minutes and submerge in ice water after cooking.

– Break up the cos lettuce, place on a platter. cut up beans and broccoli and place on top of the lettuce.

– To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz until finely chopped.

– Drizzle the dressing over just before serving as the vegetables absorb the flavours. Decorate with avo slices and chopped mint.

Recipe by Sharon Glass

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