A dish of quinoa salad with avocado mayo

Quinoa salad with avocado mayo

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 18 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Easy to put together and full of flavour, this healthy lunch option proides iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre. Make it vegetarian by leaving out the chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal507
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre11g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.13g
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Ingredients

  • 70g quinoa
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

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

  • 75g avocado, halved and stoned
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

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

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 lemon, juiced and half zested
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 198g can sweetcorn, drained
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 160g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 x 5cm chunks cucumber, diced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

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

  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 100g cooked chicken (optional)
    Turkey

    Turkey

    terk-ee

    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

Method

  1. Put the quinoa in a pan of boiling water and simmer for about 18 mins until the grains burst. Tip into a sieve and rinse under cold water.

  2. Meanwhile, scoop the avocado into a bowl and add the garlic, mustard and 2 tbsp lemon juice, then blitz with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth. Add 1-2 tbsp cold water if it's too thick.

  3. Stir the lemon zest into the quinoa, along with the corn, salad vegetables, mint and pumpkin seeds, then flavour with a little more lemon juice. Tip onto plates or into containers. Top with the chicken, if using, and spoon over the avocado mayo.

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bexsterdexster
20th Jun, 2020
2.05
Found the avo mayo too strong.
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Diana Stanciu
16th Jun, 2020
5.05
Very tasty and filling. I don't know what the other people are talking about. To each their own. I'm glad I didn't judge the recipe by its comments, that's all :)
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Gemma Mc Nickle
10th Jun, 2020
1.05
Tasteless
Caroline Thomas
5th Jun, 2020
3.05
OK. Did ours with sliced ham and rolled up the salad in the slices. Needs a bit of oomph. Maybe in the avocado mix? Huge portions
littlemisstrivia
3rd Jun, 2020
3.05
I thought it was a bit bland.
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