Quinoa and Egg Salad with Broccoli and Seeds

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Quinoa and Egg Salad with Broccoli and Seeds
Quinoa and Egg Salad with Broccoli and Seeds
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 175g quinoa
  2. 400ml vegetable stock
  3. 6 eggs Size 7
  4. 175g broccoli heads
  5. 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  6. 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  7. 150g fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  8. 3 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf italian parsley
  9. 3 tbsp virgin olive oil
  10. Half a lemon, zest and juice
  11. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  12. Watercress leaves to serve
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa in a sieve and place in a medium pan. Pour over the stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the water has been absorbed. Drain any liquid from the quinoa then return to the pan and leave it covered in the pan for 5 minutes - this will make for fluffy grains.
  2. Meanwhile, place the eggs in a medium pan, cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over a moderate heat, then boil for 7 minutes. Remove the eggs from the heat, drain and rinse in cold water. Tap the shells all over, then peel away and discard. Rinse the eggs then cut each into quarters.
  3. Bring a medium pan of water to the boil, add the broccoli florets and cook for 3 minutes, drain and rinse until cold in running water. Drain.
  4. Toast the pumpkin seeds in a small pan, until they start popping. Empty them into a serving bowl, add the quinoa, broccoli, spring onions, tomatoes, parsley, oil, lemon and mix well. Season to taste. Then gently stir through the hard boiled eggs.
  5. Serve with a little watercress salad (optional).
  6. Credit: British Egg Industry Council
I Love Eggs http://eggs.org.nz/
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September 22, 2015