Prawn and quinoa salad
Updated: Jun 18
This salad is one of my go-to quick and healthy meals. I prepare a large portion of quinoa weekly and leave it in the fridge ready to be grabbed and turned into a delicious salad!
Firstly, a great tip when cooking quinoa, Soak it overnight!! Pour your quinoa in a bowl and add enough water to just cover it, Place in the fridge and leave overnight. This makes cooking it much quicker!
Quinoa is a great source of protein and has a lovely nutty flavor. I find it makes a great post-workout salad.
For this salad I used:
Spinach and watercress for the salad base
50g cooked quinoa
Half a medium avocado
2 mini courgettes
a handful of edamame beans
Half a small orange
A handful of pomegranate seeds
And lastly a sprinkle of hemp hearts
This salad is an all-round balanced meal. It provides the three macronutrients; carbs, protein, and fat as well as micronutrients from the fruits and veg! I love this meal because not only does it taste amazing it's so quick and easy to prepare!