Quinoa Goodness Salad

Who doesn’t love quinoa? It is a highly nutritious, versatile and gluten free seed with a slightly nutty flavour that can be added to salads, soups, stews, porridge and as a replacement for rice. You can also find quinoa pasta, quinoa flour, quinoa flakes. It is a good source of antioxidants and several vitamins and minerals, including manganese, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It is high in fibre and a plant based source of complete protein containing all essential amino acids 💪

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of quinoa 
  • 300g cooked free-range chicken breast cut into pieces or shredded
  • 2 large handfulls of rocket
  • 12 grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • Lemon and avocado or olive oil for dressing
  • Roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Directions:

  1. Cook the quinoa in 2 cups of water (or vegetable stock) with a pinch of salt and spices of choice (I use Garam Masala or veggie spice mix), bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. The quinoa will be ready once all water has been absorbed
  2. Cook the chicken breast with spices by either frying it in a little bit of coconut oil or butter. Once ready, let it cool and add to the salad
  3. In a large salad bowl, mix the quinoa with the chicken, rocket and tomatoes
  4. Slice avocado and put on top. Sprinkle some roasted seeds if desired
  5. For dressing, simply squeeze the juice of a lemon, avocado oil and add salt to taste

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