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Curtis Stone's peach-nectarine salad with avocado and quinoa

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  • Vegetarian

Try this peach-nectarine salad for an easy vegetarian main when entertaining. Packed with fresh mint and crunchy macadamias, it will leave your mouth watering.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 20 mins cooling time
Curtis Stone's Peach-nectarine salad with avocado and quinoa


  • ¾ cup (150g) quinoa
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) olive oil, divided
  • 2 limes, zest finely grated, juiced
  • 3 tsp honey
  • ½ red onion, very thinly sliced
  • ½ red capsicum, seeded, very thinly sliced
  • ⅔ cup mint leaves, divided
  • 60g baby spinach leaves or baby French kale leaves
  • 1 firm but ripe white or yellow nectarine, halved, pitted, cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 firm but ripe white or yellow peach, halved, pitted, cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 firm but ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, cut into 12 wedges
  • ½ cup (70g) macadamias, toasted, coarsely chopped

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  1. Step 1

    Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve. Drain well. Heat 1 tbs oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add quinoa and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until quinoa is toasted. Add1¼ cups (310ml) water. Bring to the boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 mins or until quinoa has absorbed liquid and is tender. Spread over a baking tray. Set aside for 20 mins to cool completely.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk lime zest, ¼ cup (60ml) lime juice, honey and remaining ¼ cup (60ml) oil. Season with salt. Toss onion, capsicum and ⅓ cup of the mint leaves in the dressing. Set aside at room temperature while quinoa cools.
  3. Step 3

    Spread quinoa over a serving platter. Top with spinach or kale, nectarine, peach and avocado. Spoon dressing, onion and capsicum over salad. Scatter macadamias and remaining mint leaves over salad. Season and serve.

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