A bowl of quinoa, avocado and griddled peach salad

Mint & basil griddled peach salad

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2

This vegan salad makes a healthy and filling meal, providing 4 of your 5-a-day. Enjoy hearty quinoa, creamy avocado and juicy griddled peaches

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal395
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre14g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 1 lime, zested and juiced



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

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

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint, plus a few whole leaves to serve



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

  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 2 peaches (300g), quartered
  • 75g quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • 160g fine beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 small red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 large Little Gem lettuce (165g), roughly chopped
  • ½ x 60g pack rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 1 small avocado, stoned and sliced



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


  1. Mix the lime zest and juice, oil, mint and basil, then put half in a bowl with the peaches. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa following pack instructions.

  2. Cook the beans for 3-4 mins until just tender. Meanwhile, griddle the peaches for 1 min on each side. If you don’t have a griddle pan, use a large non-stick frying pan with a drop of oil.

  3. Drain the quinoa and divide between shallow bowls. Toss the warm beans and onion in the remaining mint mixture and pile on top of the quinoa with the lettuce and rocket. Top with the avocado and peaches and scatter over the mint leaves. Serve while still warm.

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9th Jul, 2020
We’re shocked by the negative reviews. The whole family thought it was a delicious mix of refreshing flavors! My wife did agree that a bit less onion was preferable.
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Samantha Robinson
6th Jul, 2020
Absolutely disgusting. It just tasted of lime and the peaches are just an odd addition. Had to a abandon and order pizza.
1st Jun, 2020
Used a bit less onion as the flavour can indeed be overpowering, but thought this was overall nice and fresh and the peaches provide a nice tang and sweetness.
22nd Jul, 2019
Really didnt enjoy this. Onion is by far the strongest flavour, so unless you would happily tuck in to a raw onion then definately swerve this one. Love the fact that there is a section for healthy plant based meals, so hoping this is just a bad choice!
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