Quinoa, Butternut, & Basil Salad

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SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

  • 1/2 red onion

  • 1 small container baby tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 english cucumber, sliced or diced

  • 1 handful basil, sliced

  • 1-2 avocados, sliced

DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp honey

METHOD:

  1. Roast butternut until tender, set aside to cool

  2. Add 2 cups of water/veggie broth to quinoa

  3. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, then let cool

  4. Mix together the dressing ingredients and season with black pepper, a touch of Himalayan salt and garlic and herb spice

  5. Pour over entire salad.

  6. Layer salad starting with quinoa or lightly toss

SaladsIsabelle Carroll