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Californian inspired salad

Californian inspired salad

After my recent trip to California, where I had lots of salads, I was inspired to make my own Californian salad. I have used ingredients that were used in many of the salads I tried - kale, quinoa, feta, avocado and almonds. It seemed typical of many of the salads to contain fruit. I am not a fan of fruit in my salad so instead chose to add lemon to a dressing and include some fruit that way!

 

ingredients

serves 3

 

200g cooked quinoa
2 large handfuls of kale
1 large carrot
1 large beetroot
1 large avocado
100g feta cheese
10 cherry tomatoes
25 almonds
juice of 1 lemon
6 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
black pepper

 

method

prep time: 30 mins

 
  • Place the cooked quinoa in the salad bowl.

  • Shred the kale and add to the salad bowl.

  • Grate the beetroot and carrot. This is easiest in a food processor.

  • Slice and cube the avocado and add to the bowl.

  • Cube the feta, slice the tomatoes and add both of these.

  • Chop the almonds and also add these to the bowl.

  • Lastly place the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and black pepper in a jar and shake to combine and pour over the salad.

 

the health boost tip

A bright colourful salad that contains a ‘rainbow’ of different colour vegetables. We like to pack our salads with vegetables in a range of colour - not only do you get a wide range of vitamins and minerals, but also phytonutrients.

When you cook the quinoa why not cook double to use for another day? It keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days or can be frozen. When grating carrot and beetroot I also tend to grate up more than I need to serve in a salad another day.

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