Fuel My Friday: Quinny’s Complete Quinoa Salad

23 Nov 2018

Quinoa is the perfect complete protein, great for both fuelling ahead of a weekend of racing or recovery after a busy day in the pool or gym.

European Para-Swimming champion breaststroker Scott Quin talked us through his tasty ‘Complete Quinoa Salad’.

Over to you Scott…

Ok guys this recipe is quick and simple to make, I prefer to prep up the day before I plan to enjoy this yummy dish.

First things first, check you’ve got all and enough of each of the following ingredients:

  • 50g quinoa
  • 4 chunky cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 25g roughly of sweet potato
  • 1 tsp pistachio nuts
  • 1 tsp sultanas
  • 1tbsp of medium curry powder

These quantities will enable you to whip up a single portion but if you want more or possibly share then simply double up.

Right time to get going!

  1. Step one get the oven on and heating to 200C.
  2. Next grab the quinoa and head to the sink to give it a good wash. Then chuck your sparkly clean quinoa in a saucepan with roughly 100ml if water and bring it to the boil. Once it’s up to a good bubbling boil turn the heat down and set a timer for about 10/15 mins to let it simmer.
  3. Once that’s all cooked drain off all remaining water let it cool off.
  4. Chopping board and knife at the ready! Slice up the cauliflower and dice the sweet potato into smaller chunks, throw them on a baking tray and sprinkle over some curry powder, drizzle on that olive oil and bang it in the heated oven for about 10 mins.
  5. While the veg is in the oven roughly chop the pistachio nuts.
  6. Final step, into a big bowl goes the cooled quinoa, roasted veg, sultanas and pistachios, give it a good old mix and enjoy!