Superfood Quinoa Salad

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Superfood Quinoa 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.
Course Salad
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Salad:

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

Dressing:

  • 200 g 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

Instructions

  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 Comments

  1. Reg
    July 21, 2017

    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.

    Reply
    1. Helene Choo
      July 21, 2017

      Haha I get that! It’s kind of like a lighter form of couscous!!:)

      Reply
      1. Reg
        July 21, 2017

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

      2. Helene Choo
        July 21, 2017

        Haha good luck!!☺️☺️

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