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Quinoa, pea & avocado salad

Quinoa, pea & avocado salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal275
fat17g
saturates3g
carbs22g
sugars2g
fibre6g
protein6g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 100g frozen peas
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ small pack mint , leaves only, chopped
  • ½ small pack chives , snipped
  • 250g pack ready-to-eat red & white quinoa mix (we used Merchant Gourmet)
  • 1 avocado , stoned, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 75g bag pea shoots

Method

  • STEP 1

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

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2015

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