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Super Quinoa Salad

This recipe is from Jane Clenaghan from Vital Nutrition for the Tesco Taste NI Festival

 

Difficulty easy
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time
Servings Serves 2 for lunch or 4 as a side salad
Quinoa Super Salad
  • 250g ready cooked quinoa
  • A handful of sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
  • 3 or 4 spring onions, very finely chopped
  • Small carrot, grated
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6-8 sunblush tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 100g feta cheese, cubed
  • A handful of fresh coriander, basil or flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 tblsp extra virgin olive oil or rapeseed oil
  • Sea salt & black pepper

Main Instructions
  1. Place the ready cooked quinoa into a large bowl and separate out the grains with a fork.
  2. Place the seeds in a dry frying pan and heat until golden. Be careful not to burn them.
  3. Add the seeds to the quinoa.
  4. Add all prepared ingredients and mix gently.
  5. Season well.
  6. Pack into a lunchbox and enjoy as a healthy alternative to sandwiches.
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