Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Quinoa Lettuce Salad

A quick lunch is a genius invention. What's more is it's easy to make and delicious. I used mixed quinoa because that's all i have, but if you're into the look you could totally use golden quinoa. Or less lettuce and more quinoa. Or vice versa. Really, this recipe is completely flexible.

Quinoa Lettuce Salad


4-6 mushrooms

1 very small onion, chopped small

2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/8 cup olive or peanut oil

1 tablespoon coconut oil (solid)

1 cup and 1/2 of  mixed quinoa, cooked

100g lettuce mix - I use pimms organics

1 cucumber, sliced thinly (optional)


Preheat oven 200C on grill setting
Slice mushrooms thinly. place on tray and cover with the olive or peanut oil and grill 10 minutes.Remove from oven and drain oil. Place between layers over kitchen paper to drain away oil. Melt coconut oil in the smallest frying pan you have. Add onion and fry until golden brown. Remove straight away or they will burn.  Place between layers over kitchen paper to drain away oil. Tip quinoa into a salad bowl. Rinse lettuce and add in along with cucumber, mushrooms and onion. Pour over vinegar. Toss and serve.