healthy work lunch recipe: courgette, pea & almond quinoa

I'm loving pre-cooked grains at the moment. Yes in an ideal world I would be cooking them from scratch buuuuut you know sometimes life gets in the way and they are a great addition to bulk up lunches (aka plants & fibre!) when you need to make a speedy one. Just watch out for those sneaky added ingredients. I've been using the @merchantgourmet ones.


As always make in advance and batch cook!

Ingredients

250g quinoa (I used ready cooked quinoa)

200g frozen peas

100g almonds, chopped

3 courgettes, chopped into chunks

Large handful of parsley, finely chopped

Large handful of mint, finely chopped

Extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon, juiced

1 garlic, finely chopped


Recipe


Saute the courgette with the garlic for 5 mins.


Add the peas to the pan and cook for another few mins until cooked.


Put the cooked courgettes and peas into a bowl with the pre-cooked quinoa, almonds, fresh herbs, lemon juice and c. 4-5 tbsp of olive oil. Mix well.


(makes 3 portions)


Enjoy! Michelle x