So I’m back on a healthy eating kick again, listening to my Slimpod each day, and trying to cut down on sugar as much as possible. I’ve been experimenting with healthy foods – including quinoa, which is a great grain which doubles up as a protein source. As the weather is so nice I was looking for quinoa salad recipes for a summer lunch.
When I’m trying to lose weight I like to try foods and combinations that are healthy and delicious. That way, even though I am only eating a small portion of them, each mouthful is a joy and so I get satisfied more easily. I’ve discovered that I love dill, and the lemon juice in this recipe makes the whole thing taste fresh and zingy.
I adapted a recipe from Abel and Cole here, but I’m really pleased with the result.
Ingredients (per person)
- 30g uncooked quinoa
- 60g cucumber
- small handfull dill
- 10ml lemon juice
- 80g feta
- 1/2 avocado
- Cook the quinoa according to the instructions
- While it is cooking finely chop the dill and dice the cucumber finely
- Chop the feta into squares or crumble it
- Dice the avocado
- Drain the quinoa and mix all the other ingredients in with it. Add lemon juice to taste – I also seasoned mine with a dash of soy sauce because I like it that way