This will become your new go to salad

Serves 2 - 4

Prep time - 15 mins

Cooking time - 10 mins

DF GF VG

At this time of year when you may be watching what you eat, this warm salad is a must. Not only is it easy to make, it’s also filling and full of flavour. This will become your new go to salad. Goes well by itself for lunch or as a side to any meat dish.

Ingredients for quinoa saladMexican Quinoa Bowl with guacamole

  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 1 large spanish onion, sliced
  • 1 lime ¼ - ½ tsp cayenne pepper (depending how spicy you like it!)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 large handful of chopped coriander

Ingredients for guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • Handful of chopped coriander
  • Salt & pepper

Directions for quinoa salad

  • Cook the quinoa according to packet instructions.
  • Over a medium heat add a little oil to a pan and add peppers and onions to it.
  • Sprinkle over all the spices and give it a good stir and cook until slightly softened and turning brown, then add juice of half a lime and take off the heat.
  • Add red onion, coriander, tomato and cooked quinoa to a bowl and squeeze the juice of half a lime.  Mix together.
  • Add the onion & peppers to the quinoa bowl and mix thoroughly.

Directions for guacamole

  • Empty the avocados into a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth.
  • Add the chopped onion, coriander, lime juice and garlic.
  • Season to taste Mix thoroughly.
  • Serve with the quinoa bowl.

Enjoy!

Tried & tested by Dan & Nikki!

 

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan

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