This vegan, gluten-free salad from Thoroughly Nourished Life is sure to liven up your weeknight.

coriander-pesto-quinoa-salad

This salad is the perfect trick to have up your sleeve for weekday healthy eating. Gluten-free, vegan, and packed with good-for-your-body ingredients, this salad will have you sprinting over the finish line all week long. We’ve got quinoa, chickpeas, vibrant veggies and plenty of greens too all topped with a flavoursome coriander and cashew pesto.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Nothing beats using your own fresh produce or materials around the house.
If you’re missing a thing or two, tick the items you need to add to your shopping list.
  • For the pesto
  • What to do

  • 1. Spread cashews on a baking tray and bake at 180C (350F) for 10 minutes. Cool completely before making pesto.

  • 2. Place quinoa in fine mesh sieve and rinse thoroughly. Place in a medium saucepan with vegetable stock and warm over a medium-high heat. Bring quinoa to a boil. Once boiling, place a lid on the saucepan and turn heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes then place quinoa into a large bowl to cool.

  • 3. While quinoa is cooking make pesto. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.

  • 4. Rinse chickpeas and add to quinoa. Dice capsicum and cucumber into large chunks and add to bowl. Gently tear butter lettuce into large pieces and add to bowl.

  • 5. Add pesto to bowl and toss salad thoroughly until pesto is well incorporated.

  • 6. Serve.

  • Discover more of Amy’s delicious recipes at thoroughlynourishedlife.com

    Related Articles

    Healthy Kids

    Leek and broccoli tart recipe

    A beautiful, vegetable tart made with olive oil pastry.

    Read more
    Food

    Pomegranate slam it smoothie recipe

    Pomegranate, an ideal ingredient for a smoothie

    Read more
    Food

    Thai peanut noodle salad recipe

    Creamy satay flavour and a fresh mix of veggies and noodles.

    Read more
    Food

    Satay tofu rice paper rolls recipe

    Fresh and crunchy, perfect for a warm night.

    Read more
    Food

    Banana breakfast smoothie three ways recipe

    Choose your flavour with these delicious smoothies.

    Read more
    Food

    Kale, feta and pumpkin pie recipe

    Simple kale, feta and pumpkin pie recipe

    Read more