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Quinoa, prosciutto and goat's cheese salad

12
12
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Give your tastebuds a treat with this substantial salad. Quinoa will fill you up, while fresh salad ingredients and prosciutto add flavour

Ingredients

Beetroot

12 baby, peeled, halved

Prosciutto fat trimmed

4 slice(s), (60g), fat trimmed

Quinoa

1 cup(s), (170g)

Baby spinach leaves

5 cup(s), (150g)

Lebanese cucumber

1 medium, cut into 1cm pieces

Red onion

½ medium, thinly sliced

Goat's cheese

100 g, crumbled

Vinegar

2 tbs, red wine variety

Olive oil

1 tbs, extra virgin

Dijon mustard

1 tsp

Ciabatta bread

4 slice(s), (4x25g slices)

Oil spray

2 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Lightly spray a baking tray with oil. Place beetroot on tray and lightly spray with oil. Bake for 20 minutes. Add prosciutto to tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until beetroot is tender and prosciutto is crisp. Coarsely chop prosciutto.
  2. Meanwhile, place 2 cups (500ml) water in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10–12 minutes or until water is absorbed. Drain.
  3. Place spinach, cucumber, onion, cheese, beetroot, prosciutto and quinoa in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine. Whisk vinegar, oil and mustard in a small bowl until combined. Add dressing to salad and toss gently to combine. Grill or toast ciabatta on both sides until lightly browned. Serve with salad.

Notes

Quinoa (say “keen-wah”) is a tiny red or white seed and is a good substitute for rice. It is available in the health-food aisle of most supermarkets or from health-food stores.