Watermelon & spinach super salad

Watermelon & spinach super salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Quinoa, toasted pumpkin seeds, feta and ripe watermelon make a fabulous and filling vegetarian supper that counts as 3 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal507
  • fat25g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre8g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 100g quinoa
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

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

  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ½ small watermelon, skin and seeds removed, cut into chunks
    Watermelon

    Watermelon

    wort-er-mel-on

    Thought to have originated in Africa, watermelons are distinct from musk melons such as…

  • 80g baby spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

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

  • ½ small pack mint, finely chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 50g feta, crumbled
    Feta

    Feta

    feh-tah

    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 punnet salad cress

Method

  1. Rinse the quinoa, then put it in a pan with a fitted lid and cover with 200ml water. Cook, covered, over a medium heat for 15 mins or until fluffy and the water has been absorbed. Don’t worry if it catches on the bottom at little. Fork through to separate the grains , then leave to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over a medium heat and toast the pumpkin seeds for 1 min or until they start to pop. Tip into a serving bowl or on a platter with the watermelon, spinach, avocado, mint and feta. Toss through the quinoa , then squeeze over the lime juice with a pinch of seasoning. Top with the cress and serve.

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Comments (1)

carolinebottomley's picture
5

unusual combination of tastes & textures - very simple, delicious and super healthy

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