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Asian prawn & quinoa salad

Easy prawn & quinoa salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • 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

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal305
fat14g
saturates2g
carbs22g
sugars7g
fibre7g
protein19g
salt1.5g
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Ingredients

For the salad

  • 60g quinoa
  • 150g cooked shelled prawns
  • 1 small avocado , stoned and sliced
  • ¼ cucumber , halved and sliced
  • 50g watercress
  • 100g cherry tomatoes , halved

For the dressing

  • finely grated zest and juice 1 large lime
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions , trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp wheat-free tamari
  • handful coriander , chopped
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • ½ tsp maple syrup

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2016

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