Quinoa & Pumpkin Salad

Delicious side salad, perfect for a BBQ night, or make this up for the week and have it for lunch with your choice of protein!

You will need:
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3 cups chopped pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of each: paprika, cumin, cinnamon
  • 1/2 of an avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp goats cheese
  • Small handful coriander
  • Lemon & olive oil to dress
instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Add 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to 2 cups of water in a saucepan on the stove. Let cook for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Whilst quinoa is cooking, chop pumpkin and season with coconut oil and spices. Bake in preheated oven until cooked through (about 30-40 mins).
  4. Once quinoa is cooked, remove from saucepan and let cool. Once pumpkin is cooked, remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Combine cooled quinoa and pumpkin in a bowl, top with avocado, goats cheese and coriander.
  6. To make the dressing combine 1/2 the juice of 1 lemon with 2 tbsp of olive oil. I suggest adding the dressing as you eat the salad to save it from going soggy.
  7. Enjoy cold or slightly warmed in the microwave as a side dish or with your choice of protein.

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