Saturday, 16 July 2016

Nutty warm kale and quinoa salad

This delicious filling salad, is one of the easiest and quickest meals to prepare! I love using quinoa, as it gives a nice break from pasta or rice and is gluten free. Very easy to cook and adds a lovely nutty flavour to any dish. To make my salad you will only need a handful of ingredients and under 20 minutes to prepare. This dish is full of protein, fibre and green goodness.

Here's what you need:
quinoa (allow around 40g per serving)
2 garlic cloves crushed
generous handful of kale
mixed seeds for sprinkling
coconut oil
few drops of lemon juice

Rinse the quinoa in cold water before cooking to remove the bitterness. In a pan, boil water and cook quinoa according to packet instructions - it should take 15-18 minutes. In a separate pan boil water and once boiled add kale just for few minutes to par boil it. In the frying pan add a dollop of coconut oil and crush two garlic cloves, fry for a minute. Add rinsed kale, fry for couple of minutes then take off heat. Once the quinoa is cooked drain it and transfer to a serving bowl. Mix in the kale, squeeze a few drops of lemon and sprinkle with mixed seeds - I quite like pumpkin and sesame seeds but anything will go. Enjoy, told you it's quick!

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