on my plate | sunday recipe

While Jay delighted in watching the ground & pound of UFC154, I created a simple healthy “super” salad; super because it contains the buzzworthy ingredients of quinoa, flaxseed, chia & lots of greens.

Quinoa, roast beetroot & rocket
with flax & chia seed


Super salad ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa; cooked to packet directions & cooled
  • small bunch of broccoli; blanched & cut into small florets
  • cup of cherry tomatoes; halved
  • 3 fresh beetroot; peeled, cut into cubes, roasted in the oven & cooled
  • 2 cups of baby rocket
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
Dressing ingredients
  • 2 tsp basil pesto
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • pepper to taste


For the Salad – Wait til quinoa & beetroot are cool before mixing all ingredients together.

cooked quinoa
Combined salad ingredients

For the Dressing – Mix all ingredients together (I use a Jamie Oliver shaker).

tahini & pesto dressing
serve with your favorite protein (in my case chicken!)

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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