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Summer fruit quinoa salad

Summer fruit quinoa salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Jazz up this good-for-you grain with some stone fruits like apricots, peaches and nectarines- add a little mint and parsley for colour and flavour

  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal236
fat15g
saturates2g
carbs20g
sugars8g
fibre2g
protein6g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 100g quinoa
  • 3 peaches or nectarines, or 6 apricots, diced
  • 50g toasted hazelnut , roughly chopped
  • handful mint , roughly chopped
  • handful parsley , roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • zest and juice 1 lemon

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the quinoa in a medium saucepan and cover with 300ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins or until the quinoa is tender. Drain off any excess liquid and set aside to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Add the fruit, hazelnuts, herbs and seasoning to the cooled quinoa.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice. Pour over the salad and mix thoroughly.

RECIPE TIPS
SEASONAL FRUIT

You can use canned fruit instead of fresh if you're making this salad out of season. 

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2013

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