Quinoa, pea & avocado salad

This super-healthy, herby side dish is a lovely light accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish or a BBQ spread

  • Prep:20 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 275
  • fat 17g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 22g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 100g frozen peas
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ small pack mint, leaves only, chopped
  • ½ small pack chives, snipped
  • 250g pack ready-to-eat red & white quinoa mix (we used Merchant Gourmet)
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 75g bag pea shoots


  1. Put the peas in a large heatproof bowl, pour over just-boiled water, then set aside.

  2. Pour the lemon juice into a small bowl and whisk in some seasoning. Keep whisking as you slowly add the olive oil, followed by the mint and chives.

  3. Drain the peas and tip into a large serving dish. Stir in the quinoa, breaking up any clumps. Pour over the dressing, then fold in the avocado and pea shoots. Serve immediately.

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