Healthy dinner recipe - Black quinoa power salad

This is a really tasty salad combining flavours that you may never have thought of combining but boy, do they work!?! Not only does this salad taste incredible but the combination of ingredients means it's a potent package of antioxidants, promoting good health and cancer preventing properties. 

healthy dinner recipes - black quinoa power salad



For two servings (four servings in brackets)

50g (100) Black Quinoa
100g (200) Asparagus
100g (200) Baby Spinach
1 (2) tins Chick Peas
15g (30) Mint
1 (2) Mango
1 (2) Avocado
2 (4) Eggs
1 (2) Lime
1 (2) tsp Dijon mustard


**It’s best to read through fully before starting**

  1. Line up equipment
  • Fill and boil your kettle
  • One mixing bowl
  • Two saucepans
  1. Extra ingredients
  • Oil for dressing – olive oil is best
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Put the quinoa on
  • In 2 parts boiling water to one part quinoa, on a gentle simmer
  • The quinoa needs 20 minutes
  1. Boil your eggs
  • In boiling water for 10-12 minutes
  • When cooked allow to cool and peel 
  1. Make your salad
  • Rinse the spinach leaves and place in bottom of a mixing bowl
  • Drain and add the chick peas
  • Trim the bottom inch off the asparagus stalks and cut into bite sized lengths
  • Put the asparagus into the same pot with the quinoa for the last 5 minutes of cooking
  • Dice the avocado and mango flesh and add to bowl
  • Remove mint leaves from stalks, roughly chop and add to bowl
  • Add cook quinoa and asparagus
  1. Make your dressing
  • Juice the lime(s) into a small bowl
  • Add the Dijon mustard
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Add dressing to salad and toss all of the ingredients
  1. Serve up
  • Serve your salad in bowls
  • Quarter or halve your boiled eggs and serve on top
  • Enjoy! 

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