If you’re craving an immune-boost, then try this raw mushroom superfood salad recipe. Deliciousness guaranteed.

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Recipe serves 4-6.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 200g mixed red & white quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ± 200g tenderstem broccoli
  • ± 200g cooked spelt
  • 250g white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 50g baby leafy greens/rocket/watercress/herbs
  • 40g raw almonds
  • ¼ cup / 50g fresh pomegranate rubies

Pickled onions*:

*Make this ahead of time

Method

For the pickled onions:

  1. Pack the sliced onions into a heat-proof glass jar.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the water, vinegar, maple syrup, and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Carefully pour the hot mixture into the jar over the onions.
  3. Press the onions down with a spoon so they are submerged by the vinegar mixture.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. Seal and refrigerate.

For the salad:

  1. Rinse quinoa well in a sieve with cold running water. Transfer to a pot with the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for approximately 20-30 minutes until all the stock has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool.
  2. Steam tenderstem broccoli for a few minutes until just tender but still crunchy.
  3. Roughly chop and add to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cooled quinoa, cooked spelt, sliced mushrooms, diced avocado, leafy greens and a handful of pickled onions into a large mixing bowl. Toss gently to combine.
  5. Transfer tossed salad into a large bowl and scatter with almonds and pomegranate rubies.
  6. Dress with a little olive oil and pickled onion juice just before serving.

Love salad? Try out our Grilled Chicken and Immune-Boosting Fruit Salad recipes.

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Raw Mushroom Superfood Salad Recipe Notes

This Raw Mushroom Superfood Salad recipe is courtesy of The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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