Sunday, 18 May 2014

Egg, Ham and Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

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You'll never go wrong with eggs and ham in a salad.  To amp up the nutritional value, add in some quinoa (pronounced “keen-nwah”).
This superfood is packed with protein, fiber, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and is easily digestable.  Quinoa imparts a lovely nutty flavour to the dish, much like how sesame seeds/oil lifts up a meal. You can find quinoa in the organic section of most supermarkets and grocery stores. 
Egg, Ham and Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
  • 3 tbspn uncooked quinoa
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 3 slices of ham (I like to use German Ham)
  • 1 small broccoli floret

For the vinaigrette
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Dash of white pepper
  1. Rince the raw quinoa and put into a saucepan with ¾ cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10min until cooked. Let it cool.
  2. Cut the eggs into quarters and dice the ham.
  3. Cut the brocoli into small bite-size florets and zap them in the microwave for 2 minutes until just cooked. Let it cool.
  4. To make the vinaigrette, mix all the seasonings in a bowl and season with pepper.
  5. Assemble all the ingredients and pour the dressing on top. Serve immediately.

This recipe was also published in Hungrygowhere HERE



  1. Loves simple and healthy dish....and moreover it is fuss free.

  2. Hi Esther! Your salad looks good! I happen to be a broccoli lover. And oh, I still haven't opened up my packet of quinoa!


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