Asian prawn & quinoa salad

Asian prawn & quinoa salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2

This fresh salad is 3 of your 5-a-day. With zingy lime and a hit of chilli heat, it's also a great introduction to quinoa if you haven't tried it before

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal305
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.5g
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Ingredients

    For the salad

    • 60g quinoa
      Quinoa

      Quinoa

      keen-wah

      Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

    • 150g cooked shelled prawns
      Prawn

      Prawn

      praw-n

      There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

    • 1 small avocado, stoned and sliced
      Avocado

      Avocado

      av-oh-car-doh

      Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

    • ¼ cucumber, halved and sliced
    • 50g watercress
      Watercress

      Watercress

      wort-er-cress

      With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

    • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved

    For the dressing

    • finely grated zest and juice 1 large lime
      Lime

      Lime

      ly-m

      The same shape, but smaller than…

    • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
      Spring onions

      Spring onion

      sp-ring un-yun

      Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

    • 1 tsp wheat-free tamari
      Tamari

      Tamari

      tam-aree

      Tamari is a Japanese version of soy sauce, the main difference being that it contains little or…

    • handful coriander, chopped
    • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
      Rapeseed oil

      Rapeseed oil

      If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

    • ½ tsp maple syrup

    Method

    1. Boil the quinoa in a small pan for 15 mins until the grains are tender and look like they have burst. Drain well and tip into a bowl. Meanwhile, make the dressing: mix the lime zest and juice and the chilli in a bowl.

    2. Stir half the dressing into the quinoa with the spring onions, tamari and half the coriander. Stir in all the salad vegetables, then spoon onto two serving plates.

    3. Stir the oil and maple syrup into the remaining dressing and toss in the prawns. Spoon onto the quinoa salad and scatter over the coriander to serve.

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