Summer quinoa salad

So I decided to make a new special for the Nuffield this week.. and made a light and refreshing simple summer salad for those hot summer days (shame my timing wasn’t great with the weather!) A few of my friends have starting asking me to make them salads too so this one was prepared in my own kitchen at home. So this salad also features my own homemade baked falafels & homemade carrot humus. Its so easy to prepare & packed with plant based goodness.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

150g quinoa
1 cucumber
1 pack of green beans
Bunch of fresh asparagus
Small bowl of frozen beans, (defrosted)
2 small ripe avocados
Approx 20 small strawberries
Freshly chopped basil & mint to taste
Small bag of fresh rocket, washed
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
S & P to taste.

Method

Cook quinoa & allow to cool

Steam the green beans & asparagus for 3-4 mins and refresh quickly under cold water

Stir green veg, avocados and strawberries and herbs into the quinoa & dress with a little olive oil & balsamic.

Serve on bed of rocket with protein of your choice.

(I like to serve with humus & falafels for a great plant based lunch as shown here!)

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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