A bowl of quinoa, avocado and griddled peach salad

Mint & basil griddled peach salad

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(2 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    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
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

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

  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

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

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

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

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

  • 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

    Rocket

    roh-ket

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

  • 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…

Method

  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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Aeveleigh
22nd Jul, 2019
1.05
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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