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Superfood Smoked Chicken, Quinoa & Bulghur Salad

This is a great fresh-tasting lunchtime or light evening meal with the added benefit of being really quite good for you! It is quick to put together but the flavours pack a punch and leave you feeling nicely satisfied. The avocado, parsley, alfalfa sprouts, peas ,green beans & seeds provide plenty of vitamins, minerals, good fats (avocado) and plant nutrients while Quinoa has a very high protein & fibre content but the bulghur provides your carbs-a meal in one bowl!

Ingredients:

Serves 4

1/2 a Smoked Chicken, sliced (I bought mine from James Whelan Butchers, available to purchase online)

 A large handful green beans, blanched & cooled quickly to retain their green colour & nutrients

50g peas, fresh or frozen, blanched & cooled quickly to retain their green colour & nutrients

½ a  cucumber, diced

A handful of alfalfa sprouts

3 tblsp toasted pumpkin & sunflower seeds

1 avocado, chopped

50g red quinoa ( I like  red quinoa as it has a nuttier texture but feel free to use white, I prefer to cook it for less time than most packs state as I find it can become soggy)

50g cooked bulghur wheat, room temperature

Small handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Small handful mint, roughly chopped

2 tblsp lemon juice

3 tblsp extra virgin olive oil

Simply combine all the ingredients above and check for seasoning! Seemples  😀

 

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