Mexican Quinoa Salad Bowl

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This salad bowl is quick to prepare, vegan and gluten-free and packed with protein and vegetables!

Season: All
Servings: 2
Diet: Gluten free, Vegan
Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients :
• 150 gr. Quinoa
• ½ vegetable stock cube
• 2 red or orange bell peppers
• 1 red onion
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 1 tsp. cajun seasoning spices
• 1 tsp. chopped chipotle pepper or ½ tsp. chili flakes
• 1 avocado
• Bunch of coriander
• 150 gr. Corn
• 250 gr. cherry tomatoes 
• 1 Lemon 
• Salt and pepper
• Olive oil

Creamy sriracha lime sauce: 
• 125 gr. (vegan) crème fraiche
• 1/4 lime juice
• 1 tbsp. sriracha

Preparation:
1. Bring the stock to the boil, add the quinoa, cook for 10 minutes and drain.
2. Meanwhile, cut the red bell peppers into strips and the red onion into halved rings. Heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onion and red bell pepper for 5 minutes on medium heat.
3. Chop the garlic cloves and add them to the red onion and red bell peppers, together with the Cajun spice, chipotle or chilli flakes and a pinch of salt and pepper and fry for another 5 minutes.
4. To make the sriracha lime sauce, simply mix all the ingredients together.
5. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and the avocado into cubes.
6. Divide the quinoa between the plates, add a spoonful of the red bell pepper mixture, tomatoes, corn, avocado and the coriander and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and the sriracha lime sauce.

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