Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

Ingredients

  • 100g of quinoa, rinsed
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 10 inch cucumber diced
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 medium chopped avocado
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 heaped tsp whole grain mustard
  • Sea salt and black pepper to season
  • Optional extras/additions – olives, chopped spring onions, roasted peppers, asparagus, celery, chopped herbs

Directions

  1. Cook the quinoa in a medium sized saucepan with 300ml of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and place a lid or plate over the pan and leave for approximately 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. To make the dressing whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and mustard together and season with salt and pepper. Add to the quinoa and stir through.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and serve