Mango, Chilli, Basil Quinoa_Brown Rice, Chickpea Salad


(makes 6 serves)

Calories: 355, Protein: 11g, Fats: 10g, Carbohydrate: 53g

This is a nice, fresh, colourful, alternative salad that’s great for parties as a side dish or just on it’s own!

Ingredients :

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup cooked chickpeas
3 tomatoes, diced
½ capsicum, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 mango sliced
Fresh chilli (to taste)
Handful of torn fresh basil leaves
30 g macadamias lightly toasted


  1. Cook the rice and quinoa, allow it to cool, then simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl

NB Can omit the rice and just do all quinoa and can add some protein of choice if you want to extend this further


PLEASE NOTE: Legumes contain many anti-nutrients that impact nutrient absorption but they are also a great food for good good bacteria. Ensure you soak them at least overnight and thoroughly cook them to make them easier on the gut. If you find you bloat with legumes it’s likely that you don’t have enough of the bacteria needed to break these down which causes fermentation in the gut and bloating. You can help to populate these bacteria by consuming smaller amounts of legumes. Some gut healing protocols will require legumes to be omitted for a period of time.