Original superfoods salad

Magic happens when these ingredients get together

Ingredients (Serves 2)

For the salad

  • 25g/1oz Fairtrade quinoa
  • Salt and Fairtrade black pepper
  • 200g/7oz broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 100g/4oz peas, fresh or frozen
  • 100g/4oz cucumber, cut into slim batons
  • 100g/4oz good-quality feta cheese, crumbled
  • 20g/3/4oz alfalfa
  • 20g/3/4oz toasted Fairtrade seeds (such as sesame, sunflower, flax and pumpkin)
  • 50g/2oz Fairtrade avocado, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice
  • Small handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Small handful mint, chopped
For the dressing
  • 2 dessertspoons juice from a Fairtrade lemon
  • 4 dessertspoons extra virgin olive oil

Put the quinoa in small pan. Just cover with cold water then add another 2.5cm/1in of water. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes, until the water has been fully absorbed. Using a spoon, spread the quinoa on a tray to cool at room temperature.

Pour 2.5cm/1in of hot water into a pan with a pinch of salt, cover with a lid and heat to boiling point. Once boiling, drop in the broccoli florets and peas and put the lid back on. Drain after 3 minutes and run the vegetables under cold running water to take out all the heat and keep them crisp and green.

Build your salad in layers now, either on 2 individual plates or on a main plate to share. Start with a layer of quinoa and finish with the chopped parsley and mint.

For the dressing, whisk the lemon juice, oil and some seasoning together. Dress the salad just before serving.
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