Food & Drink
by Aspect County

South African energy bowl

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 
Cooking: 15 minutes 
Serves: 4 

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 

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. 
Cook’s tip: Try Cheddar or Double Gloucester cheese instead of Red Leicester, and add a few seedless grapes if you like.

South African Fruit