South African Energy Bowl

South African Energy Bowl

This bowl of good-for-you foods is perfect for an energy-boosting light lunch or sharing snack.

Chunks of South African Packham or William pears and Pink Lady apples, cooked quinoa, avocado, chunks of Red Leicester cheese and a few whole almonds.

Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 15 minutes | Serves: 4

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  • 100g red and white quinoa (or just use white)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 South African Pink Lady apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 South African Packham or William pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 100g Red Leicester cheese, cut into chunks
  • 60g whole almonds
  • A few pomegranate seeds

1. Rinse the quinoa, put it into a saucepan and cover with double the volume of cold water. Add a pinch of salt and cook gently for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain in a sieve or colander and rinse with cold water to cool quickly.

2. Share the quinoa between 2 serving bowls and arrange the apple, pear and avocado slices on top with the cheese and almonds.

3. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, then serve.

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Cook’s tip: Try Cheddar or Double Gloucester cheese instead of Red Leicester, and add a few seedless grapes if you like.

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Steve Ott