Quinoa and herb salad

Prep: 15 mins
Quinoa and herb salad
A quick and deliciously filling salad to make for a healthy meal.
 

200g quinoa

1 bunch celery

1 red pepper

1 apple, cut into matchsticks

Juice 1 lemon

4 tbsp olive oil

Handful toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped

Large handful pomegranate seeds, optional

Small bunch parsley, chopped

Small bunch mint, chopped

Small bunch tarragon, chopped

Put the quinoa in a large bowl and just cover with boiling water.

Cover the bowl with cling film or a plate and leave to absorb all the water.

Meanwhile, separate the sticks of celery and set the leaves aside.  

Wash well and finely slice the celery and roughly chop the leaves.

Cut the red pepper into rough chunks and set aside.

Tip the apple in a bowl and toss in a little lemon juice. In a bowl, mix the remaining lemon juice with the oil and some salt and pepper then set aside.

Gently fluff up the quinoa with a fork.

Mix the sliced celery, pepper and apple through followed by the nuts, chilli, pomegranate seeds if using and herbs.

Drizzle over the lemon juice dressing and toss everything together.

Scatter with the celery leaves and serve.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Vegetables, Grains, Nuts

Recipe Type
Salads

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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