Festive Quinoa Salad

Serves 4 as a side


1 cup uncooked quinoa 

1 cucumber, diced

3 spring onion stalks 

1/3 cup each chopped mint leaves and flat leaf parsely 

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil, to drizzle

Lemon juice and rind of 1/2 a lemon 

1/3 cup Pomegranate seeds

1/4 cup chopped macadamias 


1. Add 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water in a sauce pan, bring to the boil, once it is boiling turn it off and cover. 

2. While the quinoa is cooking, chop your herbs, spring onion, cucumber and macadamias. 

3. Once the quinoa is cooked (it should be nice and fluffy), add the cucumber, spring onion, parsely, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper, mix well and then leave to cool slightly. Once it has cooled down a bit add the chopped mint leaves and half the pomegranate seeds. 

4. Put the quinoa salad in a serving bowl and top with the rest of the pomegranate and the chopped macadamias.