EasyOven™ Cultures: Australia

Visualize this: an Australian day that refuses to go below 30°C, a driveway that is so hot you have to wear shoes to get your post, a pool that serves more as a spa than a refreshing lagoon and an electricity bill that is twice the price of the previous month because without an air conditioner you would shrivel like a sultana whilst watching your favourite episode of Great British Bake Off.

If you are living in Australia, particularly Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, you will know what I am talking about, so when it comes to providing dinner every night regardless of the weather you are a bit stuck (A cold salad just wont do!).

To help I have compiled a really simple, fail-safe recipe that will make sure you spend as little time as possible near a hot plate but is also delicious and hearty. This is one of my staples and it fills up my teenagers too!

SUMMER QUINOA SALAD

Preparation: 10 minutes > Boiling Time: 3-5 minutes > Ready in: 40 minutes Serves 3-4

Ingredients

1 Cup Quinoa

2 Cups Boiling Water

1/2 Capsicum, diced

1/2 Onion, diced

1/2 Chili, diced

1 Carrot, diced

1 Tomato, diced

1 Cucumber, diced

50g Walnuts, roughly chopped

1 cup Fresh Spinach, washed

100g Feta Cheese

Bunch of Watercress to dress

Dressing

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar

Pinch of Salt

Crack of Pepper

Method

1. Place the Quinoa and boiling water into a pot and boil for 3-5 minutes.

2. Take the pot off and put into the EasyOven for 40 minutes.

3. Place the cooked Quinoa into a serving bowl and mix in the capsicum, onion, chili, carrot, walnuts, cucumber, spinach and feta cheese.

4. Add the dressing and watercress for serving.

5. Enjoy!

Please send us a picture if you have made this yourself, we would love to see it! What is your favourite thing to cook on a hot summers day?

- EasyOven Team

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