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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Ultimate Superfood Salad...

Have you eaten too many chocolates over Christmas?

Are you looking for a health Ultimate Superfood Salad recipe?

This ultimate superfood salad is quick, simple and tastes great! It’s perfect for a healthy light lunch but try adding a roasted salmon fillet or chicken breast for an extra protein hit.

Ultimate Superfood Salad:

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • 85g watercress
  • 100g quinoa
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 100g roasted sweet potato
  • 1 small punnet alfalfa sprouts or mixed sprouts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 25g mixed nuts, toasted
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 75ml olive oil
  • 25g chopped coriander

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, then chop the sweet potatoes into inch cubes with the skin on. Place into a roasting tray, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Cook the quinoa in salted boiling water according to the packet instructions. Place the broccoli into a metal colander and set over the boiling quinoa. Cover and steam the broccoli for three minutes.
  3. Once cooked, drain and rinse the quinoa and broccoli under cold running water. Remove the sweet potato from the oven.
  4. Cut the pomegranate in half and squeeze the juice from one half into a large bowl. Add the olive oil, chilli flakes and lime juice, whisk together and season to taste. Add in the coriander, alfalfa, quinoa and sweet potato and toss well.
  5. Peel the avocado, remove the stone and roughly chop. Spread the quinoa and sweet potato mixture onto a serving plate and dot the avocado over the top.
  6. Finally, bash the second half of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon to knock the seeds out and scatter these over the plate along with the toasted nuts. 

Recipe credits courtesy of : 

This recipe was developed by development chef Keri Astill-Frew. 

Keri has worked in top restaurants across the UK including a Michelin star hotel in Lancashire and a variety of fine dining restaurants and gastro-pubs in Dorset and Sussex.

 She is passionate about watercress, both as an ingredient and for its fantastic health benefits, and is devoted to developing new and delicious ways for you to incorporate more of it into your diet. 

For more information and many more recipes please visit Watercress.

Recipe Photography courtesy of Lara Jane Thorpe



  1. This looks so amazing, Claire! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!


  2. Looks lovely Claire, I might try this at the weekend! Hope you've had a fab time at Christmas. Jacqui

    1. Thanks Jacqui, hope you have had a lovely Christmas :)

  3. Happy New Year! This recipe sounds so good Claire. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  4. This looks delicious. I love almost anything with avocado!

  5. Happy New Year to you Claire! This looks delicious. I have started to cut down on fatty foods and trying to eat healthier so will definitely be giving this one a whirl.

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. Have a fab week x

  6. Wow this salad looks fabulous! Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  7. I am in love with this salad. It looks so amazing. I hope you stop by Over The Moon party since I am featuring your salad.

  8. I would have to leave out the avocado because I am in that small bans of people who absolutely hate the stuff (!) but the rest sounds delicious and just what my body craves around mid winter/ #MMBC

  9. Love this delicious and nutritious looking salad! I have featured you at the Friday Favorites linky party this week. Come check it out! https://be-alice.blogspot.com/2018/02/friday-favorites-week-411.html Hope you pop by and visit again this week 🙂


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