Serves 4 as an entrée or side
2 Zespri Kiwi fruit, peeled, very finely sliced
500g green king prawns, cooked, peeled, deveined and sliced in half lengthways
1 cup assorted sprouts – snow pea tendrils, mung bean, bean shoots
200 grams mixed lettuce leaves, washed, dried
2 chillies, seeds removed and chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons, juice and zest
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup white quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup mixed herbs, finely chopped
1 Combine king prawns, spouts, lettuce, chilli, red onion and parsley in a large bowl.
2 Add a half of the dressing and toss well.
3 Arrange on a serving platter and carefully place the Kiwi fruit slices through the salad.
4 Drizzle remaining dressing over salad.
5 Finish with a good grind of pepper and a sprinkle of sea salt.
6 Place quinoa in a large bowl. Cover with water and gently rub the grain between your hands to wash off the bitter coating. Drain well and rinse until water becomes clear.
7 Bring water to the boil, add rinsed quinoa, salt and olive oil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes until the grains become translucent. Place a clean dry tea towel over the pot and place a lid on top. This will help to absorb excess moisture and make the quinoa very fluffy and light until – and keep it warm until ready to serve.
Why Kiwifruit is good for you!
Refreshingly delicious and juicy this kiwifruit is -packed with nutritional goodness.
Truly a superfood, kiwi fruit provides a broad range of vitamins and minerals at an even higher level than many other types of fruit.
Research has found that the high nutrient density of Kiwifruit is driven by its rich vitamin C content, as well as other key nutrients including fibre, potassium, folic acid, Vitamin E and other antioxidants.
Vitamin C for Vitality
Thanks to this rich vitamin C content has shown that eating two kiwifruit a day can improve a person’s state of wellbeing and give extra energy.
Vitamin C also has a significant role in supporting a healthy immune system ward off colds and flu symptoms and decrease the duration of illness.
The results of three clinical studies provide preliminary evidence that eating three gold kiwifruit a day can, not only strengthen the immune system, but could be more beneficial than vitamin C taken as a supplement. In addition, the kiwifruit may also assist the body’s uptake of iron.
Bursting in Antioxidants
Kiwifruit also delivers a wide range of antioxidants. Not only Vitamin C but also Vitamin E as well as carotenoids and polyphenols, crucial for neutralising free radicals which can cause damage to the body’s cells by oxidation, protecting us from illness and ageing.
Nutritional goodness in a delicious way without the guilt, the mouth-watering Kiwifruit is low in calories with approximately 57 Kcal per 100g, and has a low glycaemic index making it a healthy option to eat every day.