Nutrient-packed with broccoli, asparagus, quinoa and walnuts with the added juicy zest of orange and smooth avocado, this salad is a spring delight. Chargrilling the asparagus and broccoli is a good alternative to steaming. When popping the quinoa use a heavy-based pan and heat it up before adding the quinoa. They burn easily so move the pan constantly once quinoa is added.
Vegan | Gluten-free
Gather your ingredients, including a serving of Orange Maple Chia Dressing. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Measure the walnuts onto an oven tray:
Toast in the oven for 10 minutes then add:
Stir through and return to the oven for two minutes. Remove and cool. To pop the quinoa measure into a dry pan:
Toast over a high heat, moving the grains constantly until they start to pop. Remove from the heat immediately. Prepare the vegetables:
Steam the broccoli and asparagus for four minutes until bright green and just cooked, run under cold water to cool quickly and retain colour, then drain in a colander. Layer the remaining prepared ingredients onto a platter and drizzle well with the orange maple chia dressing.
Orange Maple Chia Dressing
As well as thickening up this dressing the chia seeds are little nutrient packed power houses making this dressing not only delicious but healthy too.
Makes 1 x 400ml jar
Measure the following into the jar:
Secure the lid and shake vigorously for one minute. Keep in the fridge and bring out one hour before using.