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Quinoa Summer Salad

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Summer often makes us crave cold foods that are quick and easy to make, with no oven-generating heat required. This summer salad is the perfect solution!

Easy to make and filled with healthy ingredients, it makes use of the fresh flavours of Lemon Myrtle, an Australian native ingredient that is rich in nutrients including magnesium, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.

The salad makes enough for four, but can easily be doubled if you are taking it to a family gathering or a summer picnic. Enjoy!

Ingredients   

For the Salad

3 cups Honest to Goodness cooked Tricolour Quinoa
3 tbsp sunflower seeds, toasted
3 tbsp Honest to Goodness roughly chopped almonds
8-10 Honest to Goodness dried apricots, roughly chopped
1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
1 tsp The Australian Superfood Co Lemon Myrtle Powder
¼ cup roughly chopped parsley
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the Dressing

1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp water
2 tsp The Australian Superfood Co Lemon Myrtle Extract or 1 tsp The Australian Superfood Co Lemon Myrtle Powder
1 tsp honey
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • To assemble the salad, add all the ingredients to a large bowl and stir together until evenly combined.
  • For the dressing, add all the ingredients to a jar or container with a cover. Place the lid on and shake until combined.
  • Just before serving, add dressing to the salad and toss until coated. Spoon into a serving dish, garnish with additional nuts and parsley if desired, and enjoy.
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