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Black Quinoa Salad

This salad is so quick and easy to make. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. It is tasty and super healthy. I cooked the quinoa but you can buy packs of already cooked quinoa making it even easier if you are pushed for time.

Ingredients

Makes a big bowl

1 cup of cooked black quinoa

1 cup of cooked white quinoa

150g of goats cheese cut into small pieces

125g of pomegranate seeds

2 handfuls of chopped coriander

3-4 cooked beetroots chopped ( I use the ones from Waitrose )

1 large avocado peeled, stone removed and cut in slices

Olive oil

Himalayan salt

Balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar (apple cider vinegar is healthier) or tamari and lemon dressing

Method

Toss everything into a large salad bowl and mix together. Add the avocado last. Season with salt and pepper, add the dressing, serve and enjoy.

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Quinoa Salad with Passion Fruit Dressing

This is a very simple and easy recipe to make and perfect for summer time when you tend to eat more salads.

Ingredients

1/2  a cup of cooked quinoa

A handful of rocket salad

1 small avocado

2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds

A handful of steamed baby asparagus

For the passion fruit dressing:

2 passion fruits

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Himalayan crystal salt and pepper

Place all the salad ingredients into a plate and set aside. Cut the passion fruit in half and scoop out the flesh and mix it together with the rest of the salad dressing ingredients. Serve and Enjoy. It is that easy!

Quinoa Salad

I simply love quinoa. It is so versatile you can add it to salads, have it for breakfast in cereals, porridges and pancakes. Use it to make  stuffings, burgers and so much more. I just love it! It is a great source of protein and perfect if you are vegan. I will often take a break from eating meat and eggs and this is perfect. This is a very simple salad that can be eaten on its own in the summer or as a side dish in the colder weather.

Ingredients

1/2 cup of quinoa

12 cherry tomatoes

1/2 a cucumber

1-2 spring onions

1 small avocado

1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds

a handful of coriander

a handful of parsely

olive oil

tamari

salt and pepper

Optional

feta cheese

olives

Rinse the quinoa well and place in a pan with one cup of water or follow manufacturers instructions on the package. Add some salt and italian mixed herbs and bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or till all the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is lovely and fluffy. Leave it on the side to cool. In the meantime chop all the other ingredients and place in a bowl. Once the quinoa has cooled transfer it into the bowl, add the dressing and enjoy!