This is an easy, nutritious and tasty work lunch recipe that can be prepared in less then 10 minutes. Add any seasonal vegetables and whiz up a quick dressing like our famous green dressing or an easy one such as apple cider vinegar, mustard, lemon and olive oil.
I made a large bowl of this that gave me three servings then added in some extra protein such as chicken, tofu, boiled eggs, lean meat or beans!
Quinoa Vegetable Salad
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 capsicum, sliced
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 small red onion, sliced finely
1 spring onion, sliced small bunch of parsley, chopped
1/2 block of feta, crumbled
- For the Dressing
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup avocado oil
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
1/2 lemon juice squeezed OR our green dressing OR pesto
- Rinse and drain quinoa then place in a small pot and add 2 cups water. Simmer over medium heat for approx 12-15 mins until cooked.
- Place all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl (except the dressing) and add the cooked quinoa.
- Mix thoroughly then add the dressing and toss to combine.
- Serve with your extra source of protein or place in 3-4 containers as your lunch for the week.