Superfood Quinoa Salad

quinoa superfood salad

Hi food lovers!

I adapted this recipe from BBC Goodfood. I firmly believe that one day, I’ll be inventing my own. But until then, you’ll see plenty of adaptations, which you’ll hopefully still enjoy! I tried to simplify the recipe so that it would be quicker to make.

Summary

Serves 2

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 300g quinoa
  • 12 asparagus tips
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped into cubes
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped into chunks

For the dressing:

  • 200g greek yogurt, unflavored
  • a handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
  • parsley, chopped
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

greek yoghurt dressing

Recipe

  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions, then leave to cool. Cook asparagus tips for 1 minute and leave to cool as well.
  2. In the meantime, make the dressing by mixing the greek yogurt, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, and herbs. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill for extra freshness.
  3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, asparagus, cucumber, avocado, and spring onion.
  4. Drizzle dressing on top.
  5. Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Superfood Quinoa Salad

  1. i am normally pretty adventurous with food, however, I have never tried Quinoa. I have always wondered what the texture is like. I think the look of is scares me.

      1. Oh that makes total sense. I have had couscous. Maybe I will give it a shot. With my eyes close. Hehehe.

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