How To Make A South African Energy Bowl For Lunch

Recipe and image courtesy of Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit.

How To Make A South African Energy Bowl. Hello friends. So how are you today? Also, do you fancy making this Energy Bowl? So yummy.

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. Of course, all good ingredients!

How To Make A South African Energy Bowl For Lunch:

Energy Bowl Recipe:

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 

One South African Packham or William pear, cored and sliced 

A ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced 

100g Red Leicester cheese, cut into chunks 

60g whole almonds 

A few pomegranate seeds 


Avocado photo credits: coyot from Pixabay.


 1. Firstly, 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.

How To Make A South African Energy Bowl

How To Make A South African Energy Bowl For Lunch:

Recipe and image courtesy of Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit. First Published Here 23rd March 2017. So what do you think? Do you fancy making this recipe? Because I do! Let us know if you also try it. 

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

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  1. Margarett Murphy
    23 March 2017 / 5:48 PM

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

  2. 24 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. 3 April 2017 / 6:46 AM

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

  4. Heather
    13 April 2020 / 10:00 PM

    This sounds so good!

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