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Citrus, Fennel & Quinoa Salad with Orange Dressing

Citrus, Fennel & Quinoa Salad with Orange Dressing

By: Lisa Guy

This lovely, fresh salad provides plenty of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body, required for good eye health and vision. You will also get a good dose of vitamin C from this dish, which is important for collagen production and for maintaining healthy skin and a strong-functioning immune system. Quinoa is a highly nutritious seed that is rich in protein and dietary fibre to help keep you regular and promote healthy blood-sugar levels.



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  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 organic oranges, sliced & peeled
  • 1 fennel, trimmed & thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 handfuls baby arugula leaves
  • Handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • Juice & zest, 1 large organic orange
  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Rinse quinoa well to remove its bitter coating, then place in a small saucepan. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 14 mins or until quinoa is light and fluffy. Set aside to cool.
  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add dressing ingredients to a jar and shake well to combine. Pour over salad and toss gently.
  • Arrange salad on a serving plate and top with extra pine nuts and parsley.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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