This salad, which can be eaten hot or cold, is a great base for a healthy and delicious meal. You can add just about anything to it and it will be amazing. For protein, add some grilled Salmon or tofu, prawns, chicken, whatever. It would be great with added feta cheese, olives, walnuts, aubergine… the possibilities are really endless.
I started by cooking Bulgur and Quinoa from Pedon. This product doesn’t require soaking, and is ready in 10 minutes. I have made this before using my own mixture of bulgur and red or white quinoa, and it tastes the same. This way is just a bit easier and faster.
In large skillet, I heated some olive oil and fried minced garlic for about 30 seconds. Then I added broccolini, asparagus, kale and sugar snap peas. I sautéed for just a few minutes, then added some pine nuts. I sprinkled with a bit of salt and then removed it from the heat as I like my veg nice and crisp.
I mixed the veg into the drained grains and then tossed in some grape tomatoes which were sliced in half. I finished by drizzling a bit of balsamic dressing over everything (I like Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Balsamic Dressing). The whole thing should have just a hint of balsamic, not be swimming in it.
This dish is fantastic hot or cold, so makes for a great lunch or picnic item for summer. And the best thing is, it cooks in 10 minutes from the time your water boils (I always boil mine in a kettle, which is so much faster than the stovetop!).Pin It