Broccoli, Pea, Bean and Pesto Salad

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I’ve decided to go for a super simple and super delicious side salad or main, depending on what you fancy. It would also be super delicious stirred through pasta or courgetti. Also with chicken or white chunky fish. It’s packed full of flavour, super authentic and fresh! It tastes like you’ve proper slaved over the dish but really it takes about 10 – 20 minutes tops. You’ll be thanking me later! Let me know how you decide to serve this, whether that be along side various other salads, with meat or fish, with roast squash and butterbeans, with pasta and parmesan, stuffed in a roast sweet potato with cheese or shredded chicken thigh etc. and don’t forget to take lots of photos and tag – @Leitchycreates.

Everyone will love this one! Make it at the start of the week and it will keep in the fridge for a good 3 days or so and shove it with everything!

Enjoy xx


Ingredients – serves 6 – 10 as a side or 4 as a main

200g tendersteam broccoli, cut into 6

250g frozen peas

300g frozen broad beans

Pesto –

100g fresh basil

100g brazil nuts

8 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp water

1.5 tsp garlic granuals

80g pistachios

Optional – 2 tbsp hemp seeds


Pop the vegetables in a pan and cover with water.

Bring to the boil and then simmer until the broccoli is cooked through.

Meanwhile, blend the pesto ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Once the broccoli has softened, drain everything and pour into a bowl with the pesto and pistachios.

Mix well and serve.


Leitchy xx

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