Saturday, 29 March 2014

Goat cheese & quinoa salad

 I love this salad. It's full of flavours and it has everything you need to start your day. 
I love those goat cheese balls. For a vegan option I would simply serve this salad without it. It's still delicious. 

Goat cheese & quinoa salad 

1 cup of cooked quinoa  
green salad ( I used peppery baby leaf  and rocket salad)
goat cheese ( I used half of the 125g pack) 
pomegranate seeds
dill, thyme, parsley ( you can use fresh or dry)
1 clove of garlic

Lemon and agave nectar dressing

3 tablespoons of olive 
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of agave nectar 
salt & pepper 

Add the garlic and herbs to goat cheese. Mix everything together with a fork. Put it in the freezer for few minutes. 
Shake olive oil, lemon juice & agave nectar in a jar. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Add more agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter taste or more lemon if you prefer a more sour taste. 
Mix quinoa, green salad, avocado, carrot and pomegranate seeds. Add the dressing, 
chop the hazelnuts, shape the goat cheese into small balls and mix with hazelnuts. 
Add to the salad. 
Have a great weekend! xxx