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February 22, 2014

Salad w/ broccoli, feta, sundried tomatoes and roasted sunflower seeds || The Smoothie Lover

This week has been so hectic. Back to school after winter break, tons of tests and assignments and my first ever driving lesson. Whoah! It’s crazy. I’ve actually been driving a car this week. In Denmark you can absolutely not by any means just sit behind a wheel in a car before you have an actual drivers license unless you are sitting with your driving instructor in a car with breaks in both sides and stickers saying “learner car” on the outside of the car. No driving with daddy or friends with drivers licenses here. I feel so grown up. And there’s only one and a half month left until I turn 18 and thereby become an actual adult. Wow… That’s actually a little scary.

Salad w/ broccoli, feta, sundried tomatoes and roasted sunflower seeds || The Smoothie Lover

But now – let’s talk food! Recently I’ve been eating this lovely salad a lot. It’s definitely my new favourite salad. I love the combination of flavours and the fact that it is super easy to toss together. Additionally it is pretty filling because of the beans and very nutritious due to the broccoli and spinach.

Enjoy as a lovely side-dish for soup or with nuts and seeds crackers for a light lunch.

Salad w/ broccoli, feta, sundried tomatoes and roasted sunflower seeds || The Smoothie Lover

HEY! I almost forgot. I’ve been updating some old posts here on the blog. Because I actually really like those recipes, but it’s almost embarrassing how bad the old ones were. But, hey, that just shows I get better right? I’ve kept the old photos in the posts though.

The two updated this week:

Brûléed Skinny Vanilla Puddings

Healthy Beery Desserts

Back to the salad:


Ingredients – serves 2

Place spinach in a bowl. Pour boiling water over the broccoli bouquets and let it sit for 1 minutes. Drain and add the broccoli and beans/chickpeas to the salad. Chop the onion finely, crumble the feta cheese and cut the tomatoes into slices. Sprinkle over the salad. Roast the sunflower seeds on a hot dry pan for approx. 3 minutes (or until they turn golden and smell nice). Sprinkle on top and serve. Enjoy!

14 responses to “Salad w/ broccoli, feta, sundried tomatoes and roasted sunflower seeds”

  1. Ahh was it scary?? I’m taking my first driving lessons soon and I’m quite scared, because I’ll likely run over some people… I am that clumsy ummm yes.
    Hope you get to relax soon. Exams and assigments really sucks, and last year in school before uni really takes the life out of one’s self ahhh. Hang in there!
    This salad looks yummy! I want it for lunch today :)

    • I was SO scared too. But it actually weren’t bad. The car doesn’t seem as “big” once you sit behind the wheel. Way easier to man oeuvre than I thought. Good luck!!!!
      Exactly – school is killing me at the moment :(
      And thanks so much! :D

  2. I have my first driving lesson on Monday!! Weird! Although I’ve been driving with my dad since I was 12 :) this salad looks absolutely delish! Love all those flavors!

    • You’re lucky you can drive with your parents. I mean like, you only get good at it from experience. And since you were 12?! Wow. We aren’t allowed to drive until de age of 18 (well, you can start with your driver instructor when there’s 3 month till you turn 18) ;) And thank you so much!

  3. Jana says:

    hi josefine,
    your post looks as beautiful as always! i turned 18 in october and thought it would be a very big change. but now i’m so used to doing adult-y things like driving alone and sign documents on my own, that i just can’t imagine how it was before :D

  4. Oh the big 18 and learning to drive! Big things are happening this year Josefine! What a lovely salad with a variety of vegetables!

  5. Eek – learning to drive can be very nerve-racking! And a looming 18th birthday – what an exciting time for you :) This salad looks delicious and contains all y favorite ingredients! Will definitely be giving this one a try x

  6. This looks amazing Josefine! So light, fresh and amazing. It makes me want to grab a fork and dig in!

  7. Josefine, this looks amazing! So healthy and delicious- I definitely need to give this recipe a go! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. caileejoy says:

    This looks so beautiful and healthy!! YUM!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope that you have a great week!

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