Quinoa, pea & avocado salad

Quinoa, pea & avocado salad

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Prep: 20 mins No cook

Easy

Serves 4
This super-healthy, herby side dish is a lovely light accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish or a BBQ spread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal275
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre6g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 100g frozen peas
  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • ½ small pack mint, leaves only, chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

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

  • ½ small pack chives, snipped
  • 250g pack ready-to-eat red & white quinoa mix (we used Merchant Gourmet)
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

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

  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped into chunks
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

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

  • 75g bag pea shoots

Method

  1. Put the peas in a large heatproof bowl, pour over just-boiled water, then set aside.

  2. Pour the lemon juice into a small bowl and whisk in some seasoning. Keep whisking as you slowly add the olive oil, followed by the mint and chives.

  3. Drain the peas and tip into a large serving dish. Stir in the quinoa, breaking up any clumps. Pour over the dressing, then fold in the avocado and pea shoots. Serve immediately.

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lsturgeon
17th Apr, 2016
How long would this keep, if I wanted to make ahead for lunches?
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