Crunchy Quinoa and Avocado Salad

A simple, well-balanced lunchtime salad that can be made ahead of time. We used ‘mixed seed’ quinoa (red, black and white seeds) which offer an earthier flavour and retains a slight crunch. Use a good quality soy sauce and simply top with all your favourites!

Serves 2

Calories per serving = 430 kCal

Macros per serving:

  • FATS – 23g
    • of which saturates 5g
  • CARBS – 26g
    • of which sugars 5g
  • PROTEIN – 26g

Ingredients:

90g uncooked mixed seed quinoa
4 medium eggs
2 tsp olive oil
4 large mint leaves, finely chopped
handful flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 TB Kikkoman soy sauce
100g cherry tomatoes, halved
½ large avocado, sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

Bring 300ml water to the boil and add the mixed seeds quinoa, cooking over a moderate heat until all the water has evaporated. Set aside to cool. In the meantime, boil the eggs to your liking, peel and set aside.

Once the quinoa has cooled, stir in the olive oil and the finely chopped mint and parsley. Stir in the soy sauce and divide the mixture between two bowls (or lunchboxes).

Add halved cherry tomatoes, the eggs and the sliced avocado. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. (If you are making this ahead of time, squeeze a little lemon juice on the sliced avocado to prevent discolouration.)

Allergens
Wheat
Eggs
Soya

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