Papaya Strawberry and Quinoa Salad

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Papaya Strawberry and Quinoa Salad. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Papaya Strawberry and Quinoa Salad is another one of my traditional dishes. This salad has been updated; adding coconut bacon – which really adds depth and texture to this Papaya Strawberry and Quinoa Salad.  Parsley gives some bitterness, giving this dish contrast too. A perfect light Spring/Summer salad.

Caption of Papaya Strawberry and Quinoa Salad. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Papaya Strawberry and Quinoa Salad is another one of my traditional dishes. This salad has been updated; adding coconut bacon – which really… Recipes Papaya Strawberry and Quinoa Salad European #
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • For the coconut bacon
  • 50g coconut flakes
  • For marinade
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • 1tbs tamari
  • 2tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4tsp paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g quinoa
  • Few sprigs of parsley
  • 250g papaya
  • 100g strawberries
  • ½ lemon juice
  • Season to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 180 degrees Celsius or if you have a fan oven 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a bowl make the marinade for the coconut bacons by mixing together the oil, tamari, maple syrup, paprika and a pinch of salt. Toss in the coconut and coat with the marinade. Remove and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for no more than 5 minutes. Set to one side.
  3. Cook the quinoa by placing with water in a saucepan for about 20 minutes. Set to one side.
  4. Cut or spiralise the papaya and cut the strawberries.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add the drained quinoa. Mix in the parsley.
  6. As you are ready to serve, add in the papaya and strawberries. Coat with the lemon juice and season to taste. Toss in the coconut bacon and immediately serve.

Notes

By Edward Daniel, Vegan Chef and Former Chair of The Vegan Society. Contributor to Vegan Life Magazine, Plant Based Magazine, Vegan Food and Living Magazine and OK! Magazine. Speaker and cooking demonstrator at Vegan Life Life Festival London, Mind Body and Spirit Festival London, Veganes Sommerfest Berlin, and Bali Vegan Festival. Author of "Essence: The Beginner's Guide to Veganism".

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