ceturtdiena, 2015. gada 9. aprīlis

Broccoli and Sweet potato side dish

Prep time  - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 25 minutes
Serves - 4

1 large sweet potato
1 large broccoli head
1 cup couscous
1 avocado
Few fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup water
salt, pepper and basil 


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C
  2. Peel and cut in bite sized pieces sweet potato and place on a baking tray. sprinkle with a teaspoon of olive oil and cook for 15 minutes or until soft.
  3. Cut the broccoli in smaller pieces and boil or steam for few minutes - just until it starts to loose crunchiness.
  4. Bring water to the boil, add salt, pepper, basil and couscous. Turn off heat and leave couscous for 5 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl mix couscous, sweet potato, broccoli, diced avocado, mint leaves and season with lime juice and olive oil mixture, salt, pepper and basil.
  6. Toss well and left for a ten minutes on a room temperature.
  7. Serve :)

Broccoli: an edible plant in the cabbage family.

Broccoli is high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of vitamin C . Boiling broccoli reduces the levels of suspected anti - carcinogenic compounds, such as sulforaphane, with losses of 20 - 30 % after five minutes, 40 - 50 % after 10 minutes, and 70 - 80 % after thirty minutes. So try to use  steaming or quick stir frying methods.

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