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  • Writer's pictureYiannoulla Burness

Super Food Salad

What makes a superfood? Superfoods are foods high in nutrients and low in calories. This salad boasts curly kale a leafy green superfood rich in vitamins A, C, E and K as well as B vitamins. Baby leaf spinach another leafy green superfood high in potassium, magnesium, calcium and folate. Quinoa a superfood seed often mistaken for a grain, it has a number of health benefits including heart health, good digestion because it is high in fibre, studies have shown this superfood helps manage diabetes and hypertension as well as lower cholesterol.



EQUIPMENT

A large mixing bowl, serving plater or bowl


INGREDIENTS

32g or 1/4 cup quinoa multi coloured

80g baked pumpkin, cubed, (bite size)

55g pine nuts, lightly toasted

55g baby spinach leaves

20g kale leaves (curly variety)

4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds

Non dairy feta cheese (optional)


METHOD


*Place quinoa in a small saucepan, add purified water. (for a 1/4 cup quinoa add 1/2 cup water). Bring to a boil then turn down the heat and simmer until water has evaporated, (15-20 minutes) then cool.

*Prepare pumpkin, bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes or until cooked, remove and cool.

*Place pine nuts in a dry skillet pan and lightly brown on low heat, remove and cool.

*Prepare spinach and kale leave, tear leaves if large.

*In a large bowl add quinoa, pumpkin, 1/2 the toasted pine nuts, spinach and kale leaves.


DRESSING

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


METHOD

*Place dressing ingredients in a small bowl whisk together until combined.

*Dress the salad just before serving.

*Toss lightly until well coated.

*Transfer the salad to a serving plate, garnish with crumbled feta, pomegranate seeds and the rest of the toasted pine nuts.










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