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Chicken, Quinoa, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Avocado Salad

  • Serves: 1
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes


The foods in this salad are rich in health-boosting nutrients for pregnancy, including protein, iron and vitamin E. Plus, it tastes ah-mazing...

  1. Cover the quinoa with cold water and bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Top up with water if it looks like it's getting a bit dry. Drain.
  2. Place the quinoa on a plate and sprinkle with the watercress, cucumber, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and top with the chicken slices.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped coriander over the top.
  4. Mix the dressing ingredients and serve on the side.

Vegetarian alternative: Replace the chicken with 50g firm goats’cheese. If you're pregnant, use mozzarella or feta.

This recipe is taken from Salad Love by David Bez (Quadrille, £16.99). Photography by David Bez.

Salad Love




Mash up pieces of avocado with a fork and give to your baby. You could also blend the chicken and avocado until smooth.

Finger Food

Serve your toddler pieces of sliced chicken and cucumber sticks.
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