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Quinoa salad with grilled beef, avocado, broccoli & orange dressing

Quinoa Salad recipesLooking for a salad that’s a little bit different? Well if you’re sick of the old Caesar or garden variety salads, check out this recipe! This one will fill you up with the healthiest of foods, so if it’s too yummy to put down – don’t worry!

 

Quinoa salad with grilled beef, avocado, broccoli & orange dressing

Ingredients

  • 600g rump steak, trimmed
  • 200g (1 cup) quinoa
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g broccoli, trimmed, cut into small florets
  • 150g sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 firm ripe avocado, sliced
  • 60ml (¼ cup) orange juice

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat, set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Brush steak with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil.
  5. Heat a large char grill or non-stick frying pan over a high heat.
  6. Grill the steak for 2-3 minutes each side, for medium.
  7. Transfer to a clean board, cover loosely with foil and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Thinly slice steak, across the grain.
  9. Meanwhile, blanch broccoli and sugar snap peas in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender crisp.
  10. Refresh under cold running water and drain.
  11. Add vegetables and avocado to quinoa.
  12. Whisk together orange juice and remaining olive oil.
  13. Add to salad and gently toss to combine.
  14. Serve topped with some slices of beef.

Silky smooth

Blend 2-3 (30g) slices of steak with 1 tbsp quinoa, 2 pieces (15g) broccoli, 1 tbsp orange juice and 25g avocado until smooth.

Lumpy mushy

Blend 2-3 slices (30g) beef,  2 pieces (15g) broccoli and 1 tbsp orange juice until partially  smooth. Stir through 1 tbsp quinoa and 25g mashed avocado.

Finger food

Place some slices of beef, broccoli florets, sugar snaps cut in half and diced avocado on a plate. Serve with a small bowl of quinoa.

Toddler

Place some of prepared salad into a shallow bowl (cutting steak into smaller pieces), serve with a fork.

Tip: Avocado is ideal to add to purees, due to its soft creamy texture and babies love its mild flavour.

Tip: You can substitute the quinoa with another grain such as couscous, cracked wheat or brown rice. Refer to packet for cooking instructions.

Tip: If using quinoa, this salad is gluten free.

This recipe and image are courtesy of www.themainmeal.com.au.

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