Making easy salads is a skill that I have been mastering for a while now- still not mastered. But I do have some salad knowledge I would like to share; about a favorite salad that takes 30 minutes to make with only a few steps!
Recipe for 2 people (who are big eaters J)
Spinach leaves (1 cup)
1 cup uncooked quinoa
Juice of half a medium lemon
Small handful of coriander leaves
Good quality feta cheese
1 large sweet potato or 2 smaller ones
1-cup chickpeas (normally a whole tins worth)
Coconut oil for brushing sweet potato
Olive oil for quinoa
Salt & pepper
1 tsp. chili flakes
Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees, then washing all the produce, quinoa -in a sieve, spinach leaves, coriander, chickpeas and sweet potatoes.
Next chop the sweet potato into rather large bite sized chunks and brush them on a baking tray with coconut oil. (This brings out the sweetness in the sweet potato and makes the vegetable feel like a candy- you could also eat with some Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, yum).
Cook the sweet potato for the full 30 minutes, turning once and making sure they are soft but with a crispy light brown surface (I leave the skin on, more nutritional value).
While the potato cooks, boil the quinoa with 1 and ¼ cup water on medium heat, add in a splash of olive oil and some salt to help fro sticking together. This should take 10min; cool quinoa straight away by putting into the salad bowl you are going to be serving in.
Stir through the chickpeas and lemon juice, then add a splash more olive oil, salt and pepper and chili flakes.
Once the quinoa is cooled and the sweet potato is almost done, chop the coriander and spinach roughly and stir through the quinoa mix. And you are almost done!!
Plate up the quinoa spinach mix on your plate, add those sweet sweet potatoes and crumb the feta over the top. SO yum and super easy! This salad keeps well for the next day too, just don’t add the extra olive oil to the next day or might go a little soggy. Happy eating x.
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