Superfood Broccoli, Spinach & Couscous Salad

Last Updated 1st August 2019
Superfood Broccoli, Spinach & Couscous Salad Recipe

Superfood
noun
"a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being"

As you can probably guess, we're a huge fan of superfoods here at Nutribuddy - our products are packed with them!

So, we thought we'd create a delicious, simple, healthy lunch recipe which is based on three of our all-time favourite superfoods - broccoli, spinach and couscous:

- Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, iron, and calcium (we could keep on writing for days!).
- Brocolli is chockablock with vitamins (we won't list them, you probably get the gist by now!) and also boasts potent antioxidants.
- Couscous is an amazing source of lean protein and fibre and will leave you feeling full enough to resist the snacks.

We love making this broccoli, spinach and couscous salad recipe the night before and taking it to the office for a convenient, energizing and healthy lunch - though it would totally work for dinner, too! With that said, let's get started:

Broccoli, spinach and couscous salad recipe for lunch

Superfood Broccoli, Spinach & Couscous Salad

Prep & cooking time: 30 minutes | Serves: 1 | Vegan

INGREDIENTS

- A few broccoli florets, chopped
- Handful of spinach
- Small bunch of fresh mint
- 40g couscous
- ½ lemon
- Handful of mixed seeds or a scoop of Nutribuddy Nutrient Booster
- Pinch of ground cumin
- Pinch of salt & pepper

METHOD

  1. Cook the broccoli in boiling water for 4 mins until bright green and starting to soften.
  2. Plunge into cold water, then shake off the excess water and set aside.
  3. Put the boiled broccoli, spinach, mint, salt & pepper into a bowl.
  4. Pour the uncooked couscous on top.
  5. Toast the seeds in a dry frying pan and mix with the cumin.
  6. Pour boiling water into the bowl to just cover the couscous.
  7. Wait 8-10 minutes until the water is absorbed and the spinach is wilted.
  8. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon and sprinkle with the toasted seeds. Voila - enjoy!

Nutritional Values

Typical Nutritional Values Per Serving
Energy kj 1684
Energy kcal 404
Fat (g) 23
of which saturates (g) 3.5
Carbohydrates (g) 25
of which sugars (g) 4.1
Fibre (g) 8.5
Protein (g) 19
Salt (g) 0.99
Nutrient Breakdown Per 100g
Minerals & Trace Elements
Sodium (mg) 114
Potassium (mg) 287
Chloride (mg) 139
Calcium (mg) 144
Phosphorus (mg) 143
Magnesium (mg) 62
Iron (mg) 2.6
Zinc (mg) 1.1
Copper (mg) 0.25
Manganese (mg) 0.6
Selenium (ug) 3.3
Iodine (ug) 1.8
Vitamins
Vitamin A (ret eq) (ug) 306
Carotene (ug) 3024
Vitamin E (mg) 3.2
Vitamin K 1 (ug) 282
Thiamin (B1 ) (mg) 0.18
Riboflavin (B2 ) (mg) 0.07
Niacin total(B3 ) (mg) 2.4
Niacin (mg) 1.1
Tryptophan (mg) 76
Pantothenic Acid (B5) (mg) 0.27
Vitamin B 6 (mg) 0.1
Folates (B9) Total (ug) 49
Vitamin B 12 (ug) 0
Biotin (B7) (ug) 2.2
Vitamin C (mg) 16.7

We’re pretty sure this superfood broccoli, spinach and couscous salad will become one of your go-to lunches – once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s so easy to make. You could always add in whatever fresh veggies you have in your fridge, too!

If you’re always in a rush and often don’t get time to have a sit-down lunch, we’d highly recommend taking a look at our Shake Complete. It’s a complete meal in a shake, made with healthy, whole, organic ingredients – all you need to do is add milk!

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Author Bio!

Alice Nutribuddy Author Bio

Post by Alice

After graduating from University with a 1st class marketing degree, I ventured into the world of freelance marketing. I now work as Nutribuddy’s Marketing Assistant on all things content and social media! Originally from North Wales but now based in Chester, I spend my free time writing on my blog, hanging out with my sausage dog and travelling. As a self-confessed animal-lover who’s trying to lead an increasingly eco-friendly lifestyle, I’m super happy to be working with an ethical, cruelty-free and vegan brand like Nutribuddy!