APPLE AVOCADO QUINOA SALAD
Apple Avocado Quinoa Salad is a filling, refreshing, protein rich, gluten free and vegan salad. Nuttiness from th quinoa and nuts, creaminess from the avocado and the crunch from the apple, its a perfect light meal option.
- 1 medium apple
- 1 small avocado
- ½ cup quinoa
- 1 -1¼ cups water
- ¼ cup pomegranate arils
- 8-10 walnuts lightly roasted
- 12 mint leaves fresh
- 2 -3 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ -½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper powder
Put quinoa in a sieve and wash it under running water, rubbing it gently with your hand to remove the coating.
Transfer the quinoa in a saucepan. Add 1-1¼ cups of water.
Put the pan over low to medium heat and cover it.
Allow the quinoa to cook for 15 minutes till its done.
Fluff it up with a fork and keep it on the side to cool.
Wash, core and slice the apple. Drizzle a bit of the lemon juice over it to prevent it from turning brown.
Peel, remove the stone and chop the avocado into cubes. Drizzle lemon juice over it and mix gently.
Add the avocado to the apple.
Chop mint leaves roughly and add to the mixture.
Chop walnuts and add.
Add the pomegranate arils, salt, pepper and cooked quinoa.
Mix gently and serve.
- Add fresh herbs of your choice.
- I've used tricolor quinoa but you can use any that is available.
- Add some honey if you wish.
- Best to chop both apple and avocado just before serving as they tend to turn brown.