Recipe Details

Citrus quinoa salad

Citrus quinoa salad

18 Nov 2019 209 Views

A hearty, healthy salad with quinoa, avocado and oranges. This salad is so refreshing which is really nice during the winter months the citrus brought a sunshine to the salad and made it “sooooo delicious” and the quinoa & avocado makes the salad more “ proteinicious”. If you want to make in advance, keep the dressing quinoa separate until just before serving. You can also serve this salad with chicken or fish.


Method

For dressing: 

Combine all ingredients in a jar, screw on lid, and shake vigorously until well combined (or use an immersion blender). Shake again just before using.

For making salad: 

  1. Cook quinoa. Spread cooked quinoa on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Toast quinoa, stirring occasionally and checking frequently, until it begins to crisp and turn golden brown around edges, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Place lettuce in a large salad bowl.
  5. Add quinoa, oranges, avocado, onions, and dressing and garnish with some pomegranate seeds. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.

 

Ingredients

DRESSING:

  • Olive oil – 1 tsp
  • Fresh lime juice – 1 tbsp
  • Honey – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as per taste

SALAD: 

  • Uncooked quinoa – 30 gms
  • Lettuce – 25 gms (chopped)
  • Oranges – 1 (peeled and diced)
  • Avocado – ½ (pitted, peeled, and diced)
  • Onions – 25 gms (chopped)
  • Pomegranate seeds – 10 gms (for garnishing)


Nutritive Value

ENERGY: 39 Kcals.

PROTEINS: 23.5 gms

CARBOHYDRATES: 24.5 gms

FATS: 13.72 gm