Quinoa, Chicken and Mango Salad

Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Quinoa is one of the great Super Foods so this summer recipe combines this fabulous superfood with the delicious combination if Chicken, Mango and Avocado with a sweet balsamic dressing. Perfect for those hot summer days! Enjoy.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
½ cup white grain quinoa
1/1/2 cups chicken stock
2 cups BBQ chicken meat, skin removed and chopped
1 mango, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
120g rocket  leaves
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/3 cup mint, chopped
1 tablespoon almonds

  1. Place the quinoa and stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Leave to sit, covered for 5 minutes.
  2. Place chicken, mango, avocado, rocket, mint and almonds in a bowl.
  3. Mix together vinegar and honey and drizzle over salad. Add quinoa and toss well. Serve.

Serves 4

Herb and Garlic Prawns

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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The weather is warming and and prawns are perfect for a light and healthy dinner or lunch. Try these delicious herb and garlic prawns on the BBQ or grill with a fresh salad. Absolutely delicious.

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus marinating
Cooking time: 5 minutes
½ cup coriander, chopped
½ cup parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
750g green prawns, peeled and deveined

  1. Place coriander, parsley, garlic, lemon and cumin in a food processor and process until a paste is formed.
  2. Marinate prawns in mixture for at least 2 hours.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan or char-grill and spray with oil. Add prawns and cook for approximately 1-2 minutes each side or until just cooked through. Serve with salad.

Serves 4

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 239 Fat: 4.22g Carbs: 9.65g Fibre: 4.63g Sugars: 0.38g Protein: 39.87g

Sesame Prawn and Noodle Salad

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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This is a great refreshing salad for those hot summer days when you want something light.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons crushed ginger
500g green prawns, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
6 spring onions, sliced
1/3 cup coriander, chopped
1 cucumber, sliced
1 carrot, grated
200g rice vermicelli noodles, soaked in boiling water and drained

  1. Heat half of the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add half of the garlic, half of the ginger and prawns and cook for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  2. Mix remaining oil, garlic and ginger with the soy sauce and honey.
  3. Place noodles in a large mixing bowl and add spring onions, coriander , cucumber, carrot and prawns. Add dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold.

Serves 4

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 214 Fat: 5.99g Carbs: 12.06g Fibre: 4.29g Sugars: 3.57g Protein: 27.64g

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Everyone loves a Caesar salad but they can often be a not so healthy alternative when piled with fatty dressing. This one is a lighter version with wholegrain croutons. Crack the egg on top and let the yolk flow through the salad- YUM!!!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
500g chicken tenderloins, sliced into 3 pieces
2 rashers bacon, chopped
2 slices wholegrain bread, crusts removed and diced
1 egg
2 tablespoons low fat yoghurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 anchovies, very finely diced
1 lemon juice
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 cos lettuce
freshly grated parmesan cheese, to serve

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add chicken, bacon and bread and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden.
  3. Swirl boiling water with a spoon to form a whirlpool and slowly add in egg. Cook for 1 minute. Drain.
  4. Mix together yoghurt, mustard, anchovies, lemon juice and pepper until well combined.
  5. Place lettuce in a salad bowl. Top with chicken, bacon  and croutons and drizzle over dressing. Place poached egg on top and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired.

Serves 4

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