This broccoli, kale, pine nut and dulse seaweed salad is a great example of an anti-inflammatory dish.

Delicious served alone or alongside a nourishing cup of miso soup, it also makes for a great accompaniment to a piece of simply grilled or baked fish.

Steering clear of processed, ready-made and convenience foods is a great place to start with an anti-inflammatory diet. Simply by removing these products and focusing on natural wholefoods will make an enormous difference. This is the first step in being able to discover what real foods actually work for you and those that do not.

Broccoli, Kale, Pine Nut & Dulse Seaweed Salad

14712659_1207259726003858_3004342107469037071_oIngredients – serves 2 large portions
3 cups Broccoli florets – cut in quarters, lengthways
2 large hands Chard, Kale or Cavolo Nero ­- washed and finely shredded
1⁄2 cup Pine Nuts -­ dry toasted on a low flame until just brown
1⁄4 cup Dulse seaweed -­ soaked for approx 30 minutes, finely shredded
2 cloves Garlic ­- left whole and crushed with the back of a knife, or infuse beforehand in the olive oil
Sea salt to taste
1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice
* Prepare the toasted pine nuts
* Prepare the broccoli into florets with an inch or so of stem, cut in half lengthways
* Blanch the broccoli and greens in boiling water for approx 3 minutes
* Rinse under very cold water
* Heat frying pan, add the oil and immediately add the garlic cloves to infuse the oil
* Add the broccoli and stir-fry for 2­3 minutes
* Add the greens and stir to combine, sauté for a further 2­3 minutes
* Add salt and chili flakes and stir to combine
* To serve, add a little more olive oil and lemon juice and stir in the toasted pine nuts

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