Sweet & Sour Griddled Chilli Pineapple

07.17.17_Bettinas_Kitchen_D5_PineApple_014
GRIDDLED CHILLI PINEAPPLE, MIXED GREENS & MARIE ROSE

Words by Bettina Campolucci Bordi, Author of ‘Happy Food’ a collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes that anyone can incorporate into their busy life.

“I am a huge Marie Rose fan, and also a big fan of a good sweet-and-sour combination. Eaten on its own or as part of a big feast this salad usually goes down a treat. It helps that it looks pretty too!”

 Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

440g quinoa

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 pineapple

1 tbsp olive oil

Sprinkle of red chilli flakes

Salt, to taste

To Serve: 

baby gem lettuces, mixed greens, herbs and 2 avocados, stoned and cut into quarters

Marie Rose:

150g cashew yoghurt (or another plant yoghurt)

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp sweet paprika

Black pepper, to taste

METHOD

-Chop the pineapple into slices and marinate with olive oil and sprinkles of chilli while you cook the quinoa.

-Cook the quinoa following the packet instructions. Once cooked, set aside to cool.

-Once cool, add some olive oil to a medium pan and fry the quinoa until crispy.

-Turn the heat to medium and dry out the grains, stirring to move them about the pan.

-Once all the moisture has evaporated, continue cooking the quinoa until it has turned a nutty brown and starts to ‘pop’ – this will take about 10 minutes.

-Stir every so often to stop the quinoa burning.

-Griddle the pineapple in a really hot griddle pan until you get pretty charred marks and the slices are caramelised.

-Set aside until you are ready to put your salad together.

-Place all the Marie Rose ingredients in a blender and blitz until well combined and you have a beautiful smooth, plant-based mayo.

-Put the salad together. Start with the toasted quinoa, then the baby gem, mixed greens, herbs and avocado.

-Top off with the griddled pineapple and dollop over the creamy Marie Rose.

 

Happy Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi
Happy Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi

 

Tags:

You May Also Like

Chemical peel

Beauty Buzz: We Tried And Loved… Skinceuticals Chemical Peel

Chemical peels work by exfoliating the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of blemishes, ...

Pic293

Real Weddings: Niamh & Robert

Niamh Breathnach & Robert McNicholas were married in Seipeal Realt na Mara, Na Forbacha, ...

Capri

Capri Dreams with Lisa Cannon

Travel guru Lisa Cannon explores the beautiful island of Capri and tells us why ...