Tis the salad season and the opportunity to easily get our 5 portions of vegetables a day. This salad is colourful, fresh, delicious and fun. I hope you enjoy it!
The 100 (healthy salad!)
Makes 2 portions:
- 100 g quinoa
- 100 g fennel
- 100 g cherry tomatoes
- 100 g courgettes
- 100 g frozen peas, thawed
- 100 g cooked prawns
- 50 g spring onions and 50 g chopped mixed nuts or seeds
- 100g bean sprouts or any sprouted grain
- Dressing: juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 drizzle of agave syrup or honey
- Handful of chopped fresh herbs – parsley, chives and mint
Rinse and cook the quinoa (Top tip: Place rinsed quinoa in a saucepan and cover with about 3 times its volume of stock or water. Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit for a further 2 minutes before draining it. This method gives perfectly cooked quinoa every time!)Place the cooked quinoa in a salad bowl with the peas. Finely slice the fennel and courgettes. Slice the spring onions and the tomatoes. Add all the vegetables to the salad bowl together with the prawns, the nuts or seeds and the sprouts. Mix the dressing ingredients together, season and pour over the salad. Scatter over the chopped herbs. Enjoy!
Quick idea for a healthy dessert to go with it: Cut 1/2 fresh mango into cubes. Slice up 2 dates or dried apricots. Mix the fruit together and serve with Greek yogurt and some chopped fresh mint.