Broad bean, mint and feta salad

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Broad bean, mint and feta salad

A vibrant summer salad combining fresh, clean flavours with the wholegrain goodness of quinoa

25 minutes

Serves 2

Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

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Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Our research shows that eating well and being a healthy weight reduce your risk of cancer. All our recipes help you incorporate our science into your everyday life – in a delicious way.

Ingredients

  • 80g dried quinoa
  • 160g broad beans, fresh (podded) or frozen
  • 4 large mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 100g rocket
  • 100g baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 30g feta cheese, cubed

CALORIES: 279

FAT: 9.5g

5 A DAY: 2

SALT: 1g

SUGAR: 8.3g

Method

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water, then add to a saucepan with 400ml of water. Bring the water to the boil, reduce to a low heat and cover, leaving to simmer for 10–15 minutes, until the grains are tender and start to unwrap.
  2. While the quinoa simmers, add the broad beans to a saucepan of boiling water, and cook for 2 minutes (4 minutes for frozen broad beans). Drain, refresh under cold water, drain again then pop the beans out of their thick, pale skins (optional).
  3. Add the mint, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and black pepper to an empty jam jar or tight-sealing pot. Put the lid on and shake vigorously to make the salad dressing.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooked, drain off any remaining water, and split between two plates. Add half the rocket, spinach and broad beans to each plate, and drizzle over the dressing.
  5. Top with the feta cheese, and serve.

Top tip: instead of quinoa, try serving with wholegrain cous cous, bulgur wheat or pearl barley.


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