Pomegranate, tomato & tuna quinoa salad

Prep 20 mins | Cook 15 mins | Serves 4-6

This is wholesome crunchy salad is ideal for a lunch box.

1 cup white quinoa
2 Lebanese cucumbers
200g cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 green onions (shallots), trimmed and thinly sliced
1 pomegranate, seeds removed
⅓ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
400g can tuna in oil
125g feta, crumbled
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil

Step 1 Place quinoa and 1 cup water into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Remove from heat, cover and set aside for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Step 2 Using a julienne shredder, shred cucumbers lengthways into thin strips. Add cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, pomegranate seeds, parsley, tuna and feta. Drizzle over lemon juice and oil. Gently toss and serve.

Good for you ... Pomegranate

A good source of dietary fibre which helps the intestine maintain its normal function.

A good source of vitamin C. This vitamin which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

A source of vitamin K, which contributes to normal bone structure.