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Quinoa Salad

From the all gluten and dairy free menu from Indigo at One Aldwych, Executive Chef Dominic Teague has created this vibrant and zesty Quinoa salad, perfect to enjoy on a summer evening. Packed with irresistible fruity notes, this dish is a deliciously healthy yet substantial gluten free option.

Credited to: Indigo at One Aldwych

Kcal:

Serves 4

Ingredients

Almond purée:
  • 30g blanched peeled almonds
  • 150ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Juice of half a lemon
Lemon dressing
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
Jerusalem artichoke
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g Jerusalem artichoke, grated
  • 100ml water
Quinoa
  • 150g quinoa
Garnish
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds
  • 20g chopped smoked almonds
  • 2 slices preserved lemon

Method

Almond puree
  1. Toast the almonds in a pan until they are a light golden brown colour and then soak them in almond milk overnight
  2. The next day, simmer the soaked almonds and milk in a pan until it is reduced by half
  3. Place in blender and if required, adjust the consistency with warm water to get a smooth paste
  4. Gradually add olive oil until it is completely incorporated
  5. Adjust seasoning with salt, vinegar and lemon juice.
Lemon dressing 
  1. Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
Jerusalem artichoke
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and then add the artichoke, water and season
  2. Cook on a low heat until tender.
Quinoa
  1. Boil the quinoa in plenty of salted boiling water for approximately 12 minutes until cooked
  2. Drain and keep in the fridge until required.
To serve
  1. Spread the almond puree onto the plates
  2. In a bowl, mix together the quinoa, the Jerusalem artichoke, ¾ of the lemon dressing, half of the almonds and half of the pomegranate, and season
  3. Arrange on the plates and sprinkle the remaining almonds and pomegranate around
  4. Top with the preserved lemon and drizzle over the remaining lemon vinaigrette.
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