Another fab 'green' health-booster from The Detox Kitchen
This utterly delicious asparagus, edamame, quinoa and dill salad serves two, and features in the Soho good-for-you eating destination's 'Green Package': a nutrient-packed which is priced £32.99 a day. (Certainly much cheaper than heading for a spa, and a great way to kickstart a healthy eating regime.) Ingredients
120 g quinoa Good pinch of salt and pepper Juice and zest ½ lemon Handful coriander, roughly chopped Handful dill, roughly chopped 8 asparagus 100 g edamame, podded Handful pumpkin seeds How-to
Place the quinoa in a pan and cover with plenty of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Place the quinoa in a large bowl with the salt, pepper, lemon juice and zest, coriander and dill.
Chop off the woody part of the asparagus, then cut into 1cm pieces until you reach the tip, leave about 4 cm for the tips, and slice them in half length ways. Bring a small pan of water to the boil and drop in the asparagus. Cook for 1 minute then immediately run under cold water until cool. Add the asparagus and edamame to the quinoa and mix well.
In a small frying pan, gently toast some pumpkin seeds on a low heat until slightly golden. Sprinkle them over the salad to serve.