Glowbal’s Prawn & Quinoa Salad

Glowbal’s Prawn & Quinoa Salad

The perfect summer salad to have on our patio or in your very own home! Follow the steps below to make your own Prawn & Quinoa Salad (avocado, cucumber, baby gem tomatoes almonds, goat cheese, buttermilk herb dressing).

Yields two large salads
2 tbsp grainy mustard
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 ¼ cup grape seed oil
½ cup of spinach leaves
½ cup fluid ounce of buttermilk
¼ avocado
1 tsp honey
Palm sized amount of Italian parsley
Palm sized amount of chive leaves
Palm sized amount of basil
Salt & Pepper to taste

¼ cup red quinoa
¼ cup white quinoa
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock

½ avocado
1 radish shaved paper thin
5 celery leaves
2 carrots shaved paper thin
8 slices of cucumber
4 small gem tomatoes
2 tablespoon marcona almonds
Pinch of sunflower sprouts
½ cup of baby kale
2 oz goat cheese
6-8 prawns of your choice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Buttermilk & Herb Vinaigrette Method:
Using a high powered blender, place the mustard, spinach leaves, herbs, honey, and vinegar in the blender and turn on high.  Slowly drizzle the oil and buttermilk into operating blender.  Add ¼ avocado last with seasoning. Set aside and store in the fridge.

Quinoa Method:
Place stock in a sauce pot and bring to a simmer with a pinch of salt.  Add the quinoa, cover and turn temperature to low.  Cook for 15-20 minutes until fully cooked. Fluff with a fork, set aside, and cool.

Final Method:
Cook prawns in a sauté pan with a pinch of salt and set aside. Place 2 ounces of dressing on each of your two salad plates as a base of your salads. In a bowl put 1 cup of cooked quinoa with two teaspoons of Buttermilk & Herb Vinaigrette and add a pinch of salt and pepper, mix thoroughly. Place a mold in the center of the dressing on the plates.  Put half the mixed quinoa inside each of the molds and press down with a spoon to compact. In a separate bowl add everything except the prawns, avocado, almonds, and cheese.  Mix with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.  Place half the mixture on top of the quinoa in each mold then remove mold. Slice the ½ avocado and fan on top of each salad. Place goat cheese, almonds and prawns on top of the salad.

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