Turn leftover chicken or turkey into an easy but substantial Boxing Day lunch. The dressing is also delicious as a dip for crudités.
400 grams broccolini or 1 large head broccoli
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
1 cos lettuce, sliced thinly
1 avocado, sliced
4 eggs, boiled with softish yolks
extra anchovies for garnish (optional)
1 egg yolk
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup olive oil
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
If using a head of broccoli, cut into medium-sized pieces. Place the broccoli on a lined baking tray and drizzle each piece with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 15 minutes until crisp tender and lightly charred in places. Cool.
Dressing: Place all the ingredients, except the oils, in a food processor and blend until smooth. With the motor running gradually drizzle in the combined oils until it forms a thick, smooth dressing. Season with pepper and a little salt if needed.
To assemble: Toss the chicken with enough dressing to coat. Add the cos lettuce and broccoli and gently toss again.
Transfer to a large serving platter. Halve the boiled eggs and nestle into the salad along with the sliced avocado and anchovies if using. Top with a grind of pepper. Serve the remaining dressing separately.