Avocado Salsa Quinoa Salad

This is my favourite meal at the moment. It’s also so easy to make, it literally takes 12 minutes – exactly the time it takes to cook quinoa. It also travels really easily, making it a perfect on-the-go packed lunch.

Serves 2

– 1 cup of quinoa

– 2 ripe avocados

– asparagus (asparagus can easily be substituted for another crunchy green – I find broccoli works amazingly well too)

– 3 plum tomatoes

– a handful of fresh basil

– olive oil

– 1 lime

Start by cooking the quinoa with two cups of boiling water on the stove, this should take about 12-15 minutes.

During this time steam the asparagus and slice the avocados into segments. Then dice the tomatoes, removing the liquid parts of the inside. Place the chopped tomatoes into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, chopped basil leaves and salt to taste.

Once the quinoa is cooked combine all the ingredients together, squeezing the lime over the plate and adding salt and pepper to taste.