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Quinoa Salad

Vegan Blueberry & Lemon Quinoa Salad

A fresh salad, flavoured with zingy lemon dressing and topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Oh, and vegan too!

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Agave nectar (or honey)
  • Salt & pepper

To serve

Fresh salad

Instructions

  1. To make the quinoa heat up 1.5 cups of water in a pan. Rinse the quinoa and add to the boiling water, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, then take off the heat and leave to stand, still covered, for 10 minutes.

  2. Whilst the quinoa is on the go, prepare the lemon dressing. In a bowl mix together the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, agave & mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Once the quinoa is ready, divide into two portions and plate up.

  4. Time to assemble the rest of the salad. Add the blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle on the lemon dressing. To finish it off serve with some fresh salad leaves and baby plum tomatoes.