How To Make A South African Energy Bowl..

Do you fancy making this South African Energy Bowl? Made with South African fruits.

The majority of South African fruit is grown in the Western Cape of the country. A combination of Mediterranean climate, steep hills and excellent soils helps produce some of the world’s most delicious and high quality fruit.

This bowl of good-for-you foods is perfect for an energy-boosting light lunch or sharing snack, with chunks of South African Packham or William pears and Pink Lady apples, with cooked quinoa, avocado, chunks of Red Leicester cheese and a few whole almonds. 

How To Make A South African Energy Bowl:

Preparation: 10 minutes 

Cooking:15 minutes 

Serves: 4 

You will need:

  • 100g red and white quinoa (or just use white) 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 1 South African Pink Lady apple, cored and sliced 
  • 1 South African Packham or William pear, cored and sliced 
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced 
  • 100g Red Leicester cheese, cut into chunks 
  • 60g whole almonds 
  • A few pomegranate seeds 

How to make:

1. Rinse the quinoa, put it into a saucepan and cover with double the volume of cold water. Add a pinch of salt and cook gently for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain in a sieve or colander and rinse with cold water to cool quickly. 

2. Share the quinoa between 2 serving bowls and arrange the apple, pear and avocado slices on top with the cheese and almonds. 

3. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, then serve. 

Cook’s tip:

  • Try Cheddar or Double Gloucester cheese instead of Red Leicester, and add a few seedless grapes if you like.

Recipe and image courtesy of Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit

The sheltered valleys between mountains in the Western Cape are ideal for the cultivation of fruit such as apples and pears. 

Health and nutrition:

  • High in fibre 
  • Low in fat 
  • High in vitamin C 
  • A good source of potassium

Do you fancy making this South African Energy Bowl recipe?

Let me know if you try it. 


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  1. Margarett Murphy
    23rd March 2017 / 5:48 pm

    This looks a tasty lunch. Love apple and cheese together.

  2. Miz Helen
    24th March 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I love your energy bowl, not only is it pretty, but looks delicious. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

  3. Coombe Mill
    3rd April 2017 / 6:46 am

    Cheese in your breakfast, that is a new one on me, nutritious and filling though #CreativeMondays

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