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What to eat tonight: Egg, asparagus, spinach and quinoa bowl

Nourishing quinoa bowls are all the rage right now, they're healthy, delicious and super-easy, they make the perfect supper and are loaded with energy and nutrients.


by Meg Walker
22nd Mar 2021
quinoa bowl

Egg, asparagus, spinach and black quinoa bowl
Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 100g asparagus
  • handful of samphire
  • large handful of baby spinach
  • black quinoa
  • handful of radishes

 

For the mustard olive oil dressing

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lime juice or balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method

1  Cook 40g black quinoa in plenty of water for 20 minutes, then drain and return to the pan. Cover with a tea towel and the lid and leave to sit for 10 minutes. Add to a mixing bowl.

2 Snap off the woody ends of a handful of asparagus spears (about 100g), chop into 5cm lengths and cut any that are thick in half lengthways. Rinse a good handful of samphire. Blanch the asparagus for 30 seconds in a pan of boiling water, then drain.

Heat a pan or wok and add a little butter. Once hot, add the drained asparagus and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the samphire. Cook for a couple of minutes more, then tip into the mixing bowl.

Add an egg in its shell to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 9 minutes. Cool under running water, then peel, chop and add to the mixing bowl with a large handful of shredded baby spinach.

5  Finely slice a handful of mixed radishes and add to the mixing bowl.

Mix together 1 tsp Dijon mustard and 2 tbsp lime juice or balsamic vinegar, 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, and plenty of seasoning. Add 2 tbsp to the ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix through, adding more if needed and serve.

 

 

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Extracted from Nourish Bowls: Simple and Nutritious Balanced Meals in a Bowl(Quadrille, approx €19), out July 14. Photographs by Issy Croker.