EASY QUINOA SALAD
Servings : 1 | Cooktime : 5 minutes | Difficulty : 2/10
large handful of mixed greens / rocket
half a capsicum / peppers
1 large tomato
3-4cm of cucumber
30g fetta (vegan)
200g tinned black beans
1 tbsp soy
1 tbsp lemon / half a squeezed lemon
handful of raspberries
handful of almonds
handful of blueberries
optional : You could use any fresh fruit combination with this salad. Adding fruit and nuts on the side to this salad means yous getting your antioxidants and making the meal nutritional well rounded.
This is an easy and quick recipe to make the evening before, keeping the dressing on the side.
chopping board, knife, air tight container.
Chop it –
This is an easy peasy one to whip up. Simply chop up all of the veggies however you like them. I like bite-size pieces for the peppers, cucumber and tomatoes.
I used a pre-cooked quinoa, these came mixed with butternut squash and sundried tomatoes.
The vegan Fett is something I just started buying recently. It adds a lovely creaminess to the salad.
The cooked black bean give this a real meaty taste and give you your protein hit.
The dressing of soy and lemon is such a simple one. There are a few reasons why this dressing is so simple. Many people make the mistake of adding oil to their salad, which increases the calories. So a salad that you might think is super low in fat might not be. By swapping out the oil for soy and lemon you get a strong and delicious flavour but don’t miss the oil.
Pack it –
This is a great lunch to pack up the night before college or work. The fruit on the side makes it a nutritionally balanced meal and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
You can mix this up by using any fruit in season. I also recommend using frozen fruit as this is so much cheaper and taste just as good!
The peppery rocket goes really well with the fresh tomatoes. Easy swaps for this salad, if you don’t like vegan fetta you could easily use smushed avocado and this works just as well.