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Quinoa superfood salad

Tags: Pregnancy

Nutritional Info
Calories346 kcal
Total Sugar16g

This salad incorporates food needed for the development of a healthy baby.

quinoa-saladNutrients that are important in early pregnancy include folate, beta carotene (a form of vitamin A) and vitamin D. This salad incorporates foods that supply all these and many more needed for the development of a healthy baby. The vitamin D comes from the mushrooms and you can boost the content further by placing them in sunlight.

Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 4 tbsp quinoa
  • 100g broccoli sliced
  • 100g green beans, sliced
  • 100g frozen peas, just cooked
  • 100g rocket leaves
  • 100g young spinach leaves
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 peeled cucumber, deseeded and sliced
  • 100g mushrooms
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 tbsp good olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • To garnish; mint, flat-leaf parsley, lemon wedges, pomegranate seeds, 1 tbsp sesame and pumpkin seeds


Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions and allow to cool. Blanch the broccoli and green beans for 2-3 mins. Mix the cooled quinoa with the rest of the salad ingredients. Dress with lemon and olive oil, and season. Serve the salad with chopped herbs, lemon wedges and a scatter of sesame, pumpkin and pomegranate seeds.

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