Moroccan Quinoa Salad

35 mins

Serves 2

Moderate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (185g) quinoa, cooked
  • 30g preserved lemon, chopped finely
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp ras-el-hanout
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup (95g) dried apricots, chopped in half
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • small handful of mint, chopped finely
  • small handful of rocket
  • Chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup (30g) chopped almonds

Nutritional Info

Per serving

Calories 289

Protein 9g

Carbohydrates 40g

Sugar 13g

Fibre 9g

Fat 12g

Method

  • Fill a large saucepan with water, and add your quinoa, preserved lemon, and some salt. Boil for 10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, add the coconut oil, ras el hanout, cumin, apricots, crushed garlic, and a few crushed mint leaves. Cook on a low heat for about 10-15 minutes, and then set aside.
  • Drain the quinoa mix and let it cool for a couple of minutes. Then pop in a large mixing bowl, and cover it with the cooked apricots, and garlic. Add the rocket, mint, and a bit of chilli if you like it hot.
  • Juice one half of your orange, and pour it over the top. Slice the other half. When you are ready, assemble the quinoa and top with the orange slices and the chopped almonds.
  • Serves 2