Chicken and Broccoli Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Not in the book
This salad is very addicting. I made this today to experiment with the flavors and spices and I literally could not put the salad bowl down. It was so delicious that I kept going back for more. Everything in the salad is healthy, nutricious and delicious. I have used many of my recipes for health, which are optional. I will note many ways to interchange spices and ingredients. This salad was created for total health and well being.
This salad was created to use my broccoli and farfahina I purchased yesterday. When I began to think about how to fix a wonderful salad, the thought of creating a full meal came to mind. Farfahina (purslane) is a common weed growing in most people's back yard. Although you may not realized how healthy and delicious this green weed is, you will grow to love the flavor.
I grow this farfahina in my home yearly. I have multiple containers with the plant as we speak. It is great in salads or as we do in Jordan is to simply chop and add it to goat yogurt and add salt. We then scoop it up with pita bread.
Read on the many benefits of purslane
Wash the chicken breast well and season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven. The best way to cook the breast is in aluminum foil and then 15 minutes before done, open the foil and brown all over.
Once the chicken breast is done, allow to sit on a chopping board for 15 minutes before slicing. After the 15 minutes is up, chop into small chunks. You can leave out the chicken if you are vegetarian or use a chicken fillet that is seasoned with hot spices. Nabil makes a very nice fillet that is ready to cook. Bake the fillet in the oven, do not fry.
Place all the chopped veggie in a large bowl. Add in the chopped chicken and then turn in the spices. The turmeric mix, black seeds and sumac are available on my website : My Organic Products.
Add the yogurt and the nuts and stir well. You can serve this salad with a few whole wheat pitas warmed to perfection, but the salad is more than enough to fill anyone. Serves 1 to 2 people.