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Nutritious, tasty and super easy to prepare and serve – making it a perfect guilt-free lunch.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1/2 cup quinoa

2 cups baby spinach

1 can (400g) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup celery, finely chopped

1/3 mint, finely chopped

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

200g canned tuna, drained (optional)

Method

  1. Place quinoa in a small saucepan and add 1 cup of water. Bring to the boil, then lower heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes or until water has been absorbed.
  2. Remove quinoa from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine spinach, chickpeas, celery, mint and tomatoes, and mix well.
  4. Fluff quinoa gently with a fork, then add  to salad mix. Add dressing of your choice and stir well to coat ingredients.
  5.  Divide salad between 2 large bowls. Serve on its own or flake some tuna over the top.

Recipe via The Healthy Mummy