Iron Bowl

Iron Bowl

There’s no better way, in our mind, to get all the nutrients you need than from a big bowl of goodness. Just pile up all your favourite iron-rich foods and dive in! Beans, broccoli and seeds are the source here, but keeping it balanced with healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein.

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 140g (5 oz) broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari
  • 170g (6 oz) mixed beans, washed and drained
  • 200g (7 oz) tomatoes, diced
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 60g (2.1 oz) coriander, roughly chopped
  • A pinch of chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 60ml (2 fl oz) lemon juice
  • 60g (2.1 oz) spinach
  • 1 avocado, skinned and finely diced
  • 45g (1.5 oz) olives
  • 2 radishes

For the Caesar dressing:

  • 135g (4.7 oz) sunflower seeds, pre-soaked
  • 1 tbsp soy-free miso
  • 15g (0.5 oz) nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75ml (2.6 fl oz) water

Method

  1. First, prepare the dressing by soaking the sunflower seeds in water overnight. Once soaked, drain and add to a highspeed blender. Chop the celery stalk into chunks and add this with all other Caesar dressing ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Steam the broccoli florets for 5 minutes, take off the heat and allow to cool. In a pan on low heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sesame seeds. Allow the seeds to sizzle for 1-2 minutes then add the broccoli and coconut aminos. Mix well.
  3. Next, strain and wash the beans, place them in a bowl, and add the tomatoes, spring onions, coriander, chilli flakes, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
  4. Place spinach in a bowl add the broccoli, beans, and avocado with a good dollop of dressing, and garnish with olives and radishes.

Recipe by Juliette Horner,  originswellbeing.co.uk, @originswellbeing