My summer loving salad

This fresh and light summer salad is the perfect addition to any BBQ. Fresh flavours and crunchy textures makes eating the rainbow easy.

Give this salad a go next time you are entertaining and I can guarantee you it will go down a treat with your guests.


  • 1/2 red capsicum, diced
  • 1/2 cup snow pea sprouts
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 Cucumber (about 175g)
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • ½ punnet Cherry Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup tightly packed mint, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup tightly packed parsley, roughly chopped
  • 70 grams slivered almonds, toasted

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt & pepper to season


  • Prepare all the vegetables as directed and place in a large serving salad bowl.
  • Next place the slivered almonds or your nuts of choice in a pan and lightly toast until golden brown. Set aside and allow to cool to before placing on the salad.
  • Next place all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
  • Add the dressing to the salad and mix through thoroughly.summer salad

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