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Quinoa with zucchini and goat's cheese

8
8
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Quinoa, pears, ribboned zucchini and goat’s cheese gives this salad a range of wonderful flavours and textures

Ingredients

Quinoa

1 cup(s), (200g)

Olive oil

1 tbs

Brown onion

1 medium, chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Wholegrain mustard

1 tbs

Lemon juice

2 tbs

Zucchini

2 medium, thinly sliced into ribbons

Pear, brown, fresh

2 medium, thinly sliced

Goat's cheese

45 g, crumbled

Sesame seeds

2 tbs, toasted

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa and 2 cups (500ml) water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Transfer to a large bowl. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add mustard and juice and stir until well combined.
  3. Place quinoa, zucchini, pears, goat’s cheese, sesame seeds and parsley in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Add onion mixture to quinoa mixture and toss gently to combine.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Rocket leaves.TIP: Use a vegetable peeler to peel zucchini into long thin ribbons.