While I simply love meat, a lot of my attention is focussed on the accompanying side dishes. Think further than frozen broccoli (gag!), because there are a multitude of things you could do with salads or cooked fresh vegetables making them interesting and fun. Here is one that is packed with flavour and can be served warm – or as a cool salad at your next braai (BBQ). Be sure to also check out the other Side Dish ideas on the site.
Make the dressing by whisking together buttermilk, lemon juice and zest, tarragon and garlic paste. Season with salt and set aside.
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the broccolini, cooking for about 90 seconds. Add the asparagus to the same pan and cook for 2 more minutes.
Remove the greens with tongs or a slotted spoon and place onto a tray lined with kitchen paper. Place another sheet of kitchen paper on top to absorb excess moisture.
Serve the greens with the dressing spooned over and scatter over the blitzed pork scratchings, capers and chopped parsley. Season with Pink Himalayan Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest). There is also a comment facility, so do let me know how you get on...
Vegetables cook at different times. With broccolini, you need 3.5 min - and asparagus no longer than 2-3 minutes (depending on their thickness). If you care about presentation like I do, I always shave off the ends of my asparagus using a vegetable peeler.
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Macro Details per serving
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 101Kcal / 423kJ
Fat 3.8g of which saturates 1.6g Carbohydrates 5.3g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*) of which sugars 4g
*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 5.3g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.
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