Friday, 31 May 2013


There's nothing like a filling salad with lots of greens to make anyone feel better about the food on their plate.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 green capsicum (pepper), sliced into stripes 
  • 1 telegram cucumber, cut into lengths (same size as capsicum) 
  • 5-10 green pitted olives, chopped into rings


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar 
  • 3 tbs orange zest
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper

  1. Cook quinoa as per packet, set aside to cool.
  2. To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients in a jar, place lid on and shake. Taste first, to see the balance of the vinegar and sugar. 
  3. Boil full kettle of water, pour over beans in heat proof bowl. Blanch for 2 -3 minutes, drain then put beans into iced water to stop cooking process. 
  4. Combine, quinoa, beans and remaining ingredients into a salad bowl. 

quinoa and green salad

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