Summer Salad with Sun-dried Tomato Quinoa Balls

Need some lunch or dinner inspo? I go through stages of having little to no inspiration for new creative delicious meals and often, especially recently I have been opening the fridge and checking out my veggie patch for whats ready and then somehow chucking it all together.

If you are in need of a little help to create something super quick and easy I am here with a delicious summer salad with sun-dried tomato quinoa balls.


Serves 2

For the salad (can really be whatever you have in the fridge or garden).

I used:

1 Mango

Handful of Runner beans

10 Cherry Tomatoes

5 Sliced Radish

Handful Lettuce leaves

Handful Toasted Pine nuts


1 Avocado


For the Dressing:

1/2 tsp Wholegrain mustard

3 tbs Olive Oil

Pinch of Salt

1 tsp Pepper

1 tbs Cider Vinegar

For the balls:

1 cup quinoa

1tsp Tamarind

Handful of sun-dried tomatoes

1/2 cup of rice flour




Start by cooking your quinoa (make sure you rinse it first), refer to the packet as all seem to be slightly different, but I use a general room that one cup of quinoa is 3 cups of water. Bring quinoa to the boil and add in 1 tsp of Tamarind, stir it in and allow to flavour the quinoa. Once the quinoa is cooked allow to cool a little.

Use the cooking time of your quinoa to start preparing your salad. Simply chop all your ingredients for the salad and throw them in a big bowl.

For the dressing, mix all the dressing ingredients together and give it a good stir or shake if you have a dressing bottle or I use a glass jam jar. Once shaken add to your salad.

In a separate bowl chop your sun-dried tomatoes and add in salt and pepper to taste. Once the quinoa is cool enough to handle, mix in your quinoa. Add in the rice flour and give it a good mix. Using your hands take scoops of the mixture and make little balls.

Grab a frying pan and melt a little coconut oil in the base of the pan and gently start transferring the balls into the pan. Cook over a gentle heat until browned on all sides.

Et voila! Pop your salad on a plate topped with a few sun-dried tomato quinoa balls and eat up!

Enjoy, let me know how it tastes!




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