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Quinoa & Red Onion Salad

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Ingredients

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160g, rinsed Quinoa
2, Medium sliced Red Onions
Juice of 1 Lemon
100g Mangetout
1 Orange
100g Peas
2 tbsp Olive Oil
To taste Salt & Black Pepper

Nutritional information

155g
Serving Size
170/709
kcal/kj
27g
Carbohydrate
7.2g
Sugars
2.2g
Fat
0.2g
Saturated Fat
4.5g
Fibre
7.9g
Protein
0.3g
Salt

Quinoa & Red Onion Salad

Features:
  • Diabetic Appropriate
  • Gluten Free
  • 45
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Directions

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This colourful salad contains a great combination of quinoa and vegetables which gives super slow release carbohydrate and it would be lovely for a BBQ, dinner and or a packed lunch.

Quinoa is a good replacement for pasta and white rice. When using recipes with Quinoa it’s best not to serve other forms of carbohydrate as well. You are losing the benefit of Quinoa is you are eating bread or potatoes as well.

Steps

1
Done

Place the sliced red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl or zip lock bag. Mix well to distribute the marinate on all of the onion slices. Leave aside, for an hour if possible.

2
Done

Remove the zest from the orange and set aside.

3
Done

Peel, segment and remove the membrane from the orange. Keep any juice the escapes while you are doing this.

4
Done

Cook the quinoa as per the packet instructions.

5
Done

Leave the quinoa to cool

6
Done

Blanch the mange touts and peas by plunging them into boiling water for 1 min.

7
Done

Remove them from the water and immediately place in iced salted water for at least 1 min.

8
Done

Remove the mange touts and peas from the iced water and drain.

9
Done

Mix the quinoa, orange segments and juice, red onion, mange touts, peas and the orange jest.

10
Done

Best served at room temperature.

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