Monday, 28 July 2014

Sweet Potato Spinach and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Happy Monday Folks!!

How was your weekend?
After rummaging through my cupboard on Saturday to find my packet of quinoa sitting there all alone feeling dejected I decided to cook it. I actually cooked the whole packet and kept the rest in the fridge after preparing my delicious Saturday meal which was quinoa with prawns and vegetables.




Ingredients

1 packet of quinoa
1 packet of spinach
2 sweet potatoes
packet of cranberry sprinkle
salt & seasoning


Instructions

 For The Quinoa 

to cook your quinoa follow the instruction on the packet of your purchased quinoa
once cooked set aside and prep your the spinach and sweet potato



 For the Sweet Potato

peel the sweet potato and cut into square shapes
place in a pot and boil for 8-10mins 

peeled sweet potato

cut into shapes

ready to be boiled

 For the Spinach

remove from packaging and wash
place spinach in a wok with a drop of oil and allow spinach to simmer for about 3mins till it turns green and changes colour slightly
remove and place in a bowl and set aside

Final Prep

place cooked sweet potato in a large bowl, add the cooked quinoa,cranberry seeds and the spinach and mix together gently
season with black pepper and little bit of salt
this delicious meal can be served hot or cold

Voila !!!


Sweet Potato Spinach and Cranberry Quinoa Salad




Don't be deceived by the small and tiny grains, quinoa is very filling and delicious!!

Have you ever had Quinoa?

How did you make yours?  Let me know in the comments box.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Link Credit: 12 things you should know about Quinoa 
http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2010/06/12-things-you-should-know-about-quinoa/




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