warm crispy quinoa roast tomato tuna halloumi salad

Warm crispy quinoa roast tomato tuna halloumi salad

Warm crispy quinoa roast tomato tuna halloumi salad

This delicious warm crispy quinoa roast tomato tuna halloumi salad requires minimal effort and makes a great lunch or light dinner.  A simple recipe for you to cook a tasty meal for family or friends that has it all – crunch, colour and flavour. Plus adding quinoa to this salad will add extra protein that is sure to fill you up.

No one likes a boring salad this salad is anything but boring!

Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)

Some key ingredients like Safcol Tuna in Springwater increases satiety and is a good source of protein. Your body needs around 20-40g of protein in a meal to keep your muscle cells fed and the combination of this fish, cheese and whole grains means this is a perfect meal to add to your week.

Roma tomatoes are a great source of the antioxidant lycopene which supports heart health, and for the men, it helps with prostate health and may even reduce your risk of some cancers. Extra virgin olive oil contains over 36 different antioxidants! It also contains a heart-healthy fat called monounsaturated fat. Lemon juice adds vitamin C which is needed to help support immune function and it is needed for creating the protein collagen.

Baby spinach contains the B vitamin folate which is essential for DNA repair and synthesis, as well as vitamin A and K. Vitamin A helps to keep your vision sharp and supports immune function. Vitamin K is needed for normal blood clotting function as well as playing a role in keeping your bones strong. Thyme leaves add flavour and have their own range of antioxidants. Onion and garlic are the immune optimising combo with their unique antioxidants called allicin and quercetin.

Halloumi cheese is a great source of protein and calcium as well as other nutrients like iodine and selenium for healthy thyroid function and B12 and choline required for optimal nervous system function. Quinoa will give your body a range of vitamins and minerals as well as fibre. Quinoa contains iron which functions to transport oxygen to the cells, zinc which supports the immune function and B vitamins needed to make energy from the food consumed. Move over boring salads this warm crispy quinoa roast tomato tuna halloumi salad has just stepped up the salad game.

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