I am feeling particularly in the mood for spring after the sunny weather and visiting the Orangerie museum in Paris which houses many of Monet’s famous waterlilies. I was very much looking forward to seeing them after my attempt to reproduce a Monet in an art class. I highly recommend this museum, it’s amazing to see the full sized works of Monet and how what doesn’t look like much detail close up really makes the scene as a whole. I do think that Monet had the right idea just painting his garden everyday though unlike Monet, I hate gardening so I think I would have to get a house next to the sea or just paint cityscapes. Smoked tofu is just the best and this salad from the Hairy Dieters Go Veggie pairs it with orange, avocado, spinach and quinoa.
Serves 4 as lunch or 2 for dinner
- 1 avocado
- 2 oranges
- 200g baby spinach
- 200g smoked tofu
- 4 spring onions
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon
- salt and pepper
1.) Simmer the quinoa in some water until cooked. Drain and set aside.
2.) Peel the oranges and cut out the segments away from the pith.
3.) Slice the oranges up thinly and push the segments and the juice into a large mixing bowl.
4.) Add the spinach to the bowl.
5.) Slice up the spring onions and add these.
6.) Make the dressing by whisking up the mustard, olive oil, juice of 1/2 of the lemon and some salt and pepper.
7.) Peel the avocado and slice this up and add to the bowl.
8.) Add the quinoa. Pour over the dressing and mix everything up. Serve.