The majority of South African fruit is grown in the Western Cape of the country. A combination of Mediterranean climate, steep hills and excellent soils helps produce some of the world’s most delicious and high quality fruit.
This bowl of good-for-you foods is perfect for an energy-boosting light lunch or sharing snack, with chunks of South African Packham or William pears and Pink Lady apples, with cooked quinoa, avocado, chunks of Red Leicester cheese and a few whole almonds.
Preparation: 10 minutes
You will need:
- 100g red and white quinoa (or just use white)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 South African Pink Lady apple, cored and sliced
- 1 South African Packham or William pear, cored and sliced
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 100g Red Leicester cheese, cut into chunks
- 60g whole almonds
- A few pomegranate seeds
How to make:
1. Rinse the quinoa, put it into a saucepan and cover with double the volume of cold water. Add a pinch of salt and cook gently for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain in a sieve or colander and rinse with cold water to cool quickly.
2. Share the quinoa between 2 serving bowls and arrange the apple, pear and avocado slices on top with the cheese and almonds.
3. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, then serve.
- Try Cheddar or Double Gloucester cheese instead of Red Leicester, and add a few seedless grapes if you like.
Recipe and image courtesy of Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit
Health and nutrition:
- High in fibre
- Low in fat
- High in vitamin C
- A good source of potassium
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