How to Make Quinoa Salad With Spicy Prawns

by Leonardo Esposito


  • 1 ½ Cups Purple quinoa
  • ½ Spanish onion
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Bunch Spring onion
  • 1 Lemon (for juice)
  • 1 Small box of cherry tomatoes
  • Handful of sugar snap peas
  • Handful of snow peas
  • Handful of asparagus
  • 1 Medium chili
  • 18 King prawns (shelled and devained)
  • 15 Mint leaves
  • 15 Basil leaves
  • Handful of Parsley
  • 15 Vietnamese mint leaves
  • Handful of Coriander
  • 100 Grams Pine nuts
  • Block of goats cheese feta
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 30 Grams Raw mung beans
  • 30 Grams Adzuki
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather ingredients

    Step 2

    Bring water to the boil and add quinoa

    Step 3

    Strain quinoa

    Step 4

    Add pine nuts into pan over medium heat

    Step 5

    Toast until golden brown

    Step 6

    Sauté asparagus with a touch of olive oil for 3 minutes

    Step 7

    Chop spring onion

    Step 8

    Skin garlic cloves

    Step 9

    Thinly slice garlic

    Step 10

    Dice onion

    Step 11

    Cut cherry tomatoes in half

    Step 12

    De-string sugar snaps and snow peas

    Step 13

    Cut sugar snows and snow peas in half

    Step 14

    Deseed baby capsicums

    Step 15

    Dice baby capsicums

    Step 16

    Wash and pick herbs

    Step 17

    Finely cut parsley

    Step 18

    Thinly slice chives

    Step 19

    Deseed chilli

    Step 20

    Dice chilli

    Step 21

    Add all ingredients and mix well. Add salt and pepper.

    Step 22

    Garnish with feta, pine nuts, herbs, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil

    Step 23

    Add salt and pepper to the prawns and mix well

    Step 24

    Add a table spoon of olive oil. sauté garlic add prawns and cook until pink. Add chilli

    Step 25

    Meal is served

    Step 26

    Eat and enjoy

    Step 27

    This is a healthy meal because it contains quinoa which it is a high source of protein with a low GI. It has a variety of raw veggies & herbs. Prawns is rich in omega 3 & 6.