Avocado, quinoa and roast tomato salad

The blossom is out in Quay Street today. The prunus trees are like sentries in a line, standing straight and indefatigable, covered in pink pompoms of flowers.

Trees in blossom in Quay St
Trees in blossom in Quay St

Looking closely, there is beguiling detail in the frothy fondant pink blossom, silhouetted against the sky.

The blossom close up
The blossom close up

Almost every week, I read Diana Henry’s column in the Telegraph and say, I must cook that. This salad lived up to expectations. The vibrant red of the roast tomatoes contrasts against the creamy green smoothness of avocado and the lime in this salad bring a cheerful zing to lunchtime. I used Lane Farm semi dried chorizo company’s which is produced at Brundish, near Framlingham. I substituted rocket for spinach and cooked red and white quinoa and bulghur wheat that I bought from Waitrose.

Avocado, quinoa and roast tomato salad
Avocado, quinoa and roast tomato salad with lime creme fraiche

Author: Kate Roxburgh

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