Quinoa, Rocket & Herb Super Salad
A delicious, crunchy salad with lots of fresh herby flavours that is a nutritious, high-protein meal all by itself.
- 250g of Quinoa
- 100g Rocket
- 20g Fresh Basil
- 20g Fresh Parsley
- 20g Fresh Mint
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Sea Salt
- 8 tbsps Olive Oil
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- Handful of Pistachio Nuts and Mixed Seeds
(Generously Serves 2 as a main dish)
Quinoa: Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Meanwhile thoroughly rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve and allow to drain. When the water reaches boiling point, add the quinoa and simmer for 12 minutes on a medium heat until the grains develop a small spiral tail and have become tender. Drain and set aside for 10 minutes to cool and become light and fluffy.
Herb Dressing: Combine the fresh herbs, garlic, salt, lemon juice and olive oil and blend in a food processor until you have a smooth herby dressing.
Toasted Seeds: The seeds are best toasted lightly in a heavy frying pan for around 1 minute.
Rocket: Rinse and dry the rocket and chop finely.
Once you have all the individual parts prepared, simply throw them all in a large mixing bowl together and mix gently with your hands. Serve immediately with a further drizzle of olive oil and a handful of shelled pistachios to garnish.