When I am home late from work, tired or just wanting something fast, fresh and simple this is my go-to salad. It works perfectly as a dish on its own, or added as a side to whatever else you fancy eating. My partner and I play around with the grain, sometimes adding cooked buckwheat (you can add the spices I suggest using in the notes section when cooking) or brown/ red/ wild rice….
This salad was a complete accident. The result of a late night return flight home from a weekend away, to a “What’s for lunch tomorrow?” question (you have to love that question at 11pm on a Sunday night! That or the question on a Monday morning). As cooking is my meditation- and clearly a sheer joy of mine- buying lunch is always a last resort kind of thing for me.
This salad is simply a fridge clean out turned super yummy. Super successful.
Here’s the thing. Quinoa is a staple- in most peoples homes (Even my grandmother has quinoa. So so cool!). But if you haven’t quinoa you have options. You always have options here at Practise Glow. Use buckwheat or brown/ black or red rice. Haven’t got the slaw? Use finely sliced spinach, kale or even cos lettuce.
My favourite way to eat this salad is to top it with a gorgeously ripe avocado plus a good splash of extra apple cider vinegar and a sprinkling of salt. Delish. Ready. Steady. Cook the easiest salad you will ever make.