Green Goodness Salad

Recipe Courtesy of Peter Eastment, Nutrition Advisor

Pete is passionate about nutrition, people and helping members improve their wellbeing through movement. Pete is a diploma Qualified Pilates Instructor, certified Personal Trainer, Rehab Trainer, Cycle Coach and Boxing Coach.

Green Goodness Salad

This recipe is full of fiber, essential vitamins and high in anti-oxidants.

Preparation time: 10 minutes  Cooking Time: 0 minutes (if your quinoa is pre-cooked)

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches parsley – Good source of minerals calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium
  • ¼ cup (46g) cooked quinoa – High in protein and gluten-free
  • 1 avocado – Rich in healthy fat
  • ½ cucumber – High in Vitamin K, B and C
  • ½ zucchini – Wonderful source of folate and potassium
  • 1 small red onion – Rich in antioxidants
  • 1 tsp. olive oil – Healthy monounsaturated fat
  • 1 lemon – Packed full of Vitamin C
  • ¼ cup (30g) mixed seeds and nuts

Utensils Required

  • Mixing bowl
  • Small jug or cup (to mix your dressing)
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon
  • Juicer (or a fork to squish out the lemon juice)
  • Saucepan (if you need to cook your quinoa)

Method

Step 1 –  If your quinoa isn’t yet cooked, cook the quinoa as per personal preference

Step 2 – Cut into cubes your cucumber and zucchini and place into mixing bowl

Step 3 – Finely dice the red onion and add to the mixing bowl

Step 4 – Roughly chop your parsley and add to the mixing bowl.

Step 5 – Cut open the avocado and cut into small cubes and add into mixing bowl

Step 6 – Juice the lemon into the jug and add in the olive oil . Mix the two together to form your salad dressing.

Step 7 – Add the quinoa to the bowl and mix everything together

Step 8 – Sprinkle over the mixed seed and nuts to garnish and add dressing the olive oil dressing

Serving Tip

This salad makes a great light lunch and you can always add additional protein eggs, meat or tofu if you would like to make it a little larger for a bigger dinner.

 

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