Quinoa, pea & avocado salad

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:20 mins
  • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This super-healthy, herby side dish is a lovely light accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish or a BBQ spread

Nutrient Unit
kcal 275
fat 17g
saturates 3g
carbs 22g
sugars 2g
fibre 6g
protein 6g
salt 0.5g

Ingredients

  • 100g frozen peas
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ small pack mint , leaves only, chopped
  • ½ small pack chives , snipped
  • 250g pack ready-to-eat red & white quinoa mix (we used Merchant Gourmet)
  • 1 avocado , stoned, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 75g bag pea shoots

Method

  • STEP 1

Put the peas in a large heatproof bowl, pour over just-boiled water, then set aside.

  • STEP 2

Pour the lemon juice into a small bowl and whisk in some seasoning. Keep whisking as you slowly add the olive oil, followed by the mint and chives.

  • STEP 3

Drain the peas and tip into a large serving dish. Stir in the quinoa, breaking up any clumps. Pour over the dressing, then fold in the avocado and pea shoots. Serve immediately.

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