With summer superfoods being perfectly ripe for the picking, you can beat the heat with a nutrient rich and colourful superfood salad by Gopi Chandran, Sopwell House’s Executive Head Chef.
This delicious recipe is best served with a delicious Gin Experience Cocktail or glass of Champagne on the side. However if you’re recreating at home we’d love to know, so be sure to tag us on social #SopwellHouseRecipes
Superfood Salad Recipe
1 cup Quinoa red and pearl
2 cups of vegetable stock
Dash of olive oil
100g Tenderstem broccoli, blanched and refreshed in ice
½ a Shallot, chopped and sautéed in olive oil until soft
100g Edamame beans, blanched and refreshed
100g Kale, blanched and refreshed
50g Pomegranate seeds
1 cup fresh orange juice reduced to glace
25ml white wine vinegar
75ml Olive oil
Seasoning (Salt & Pepper as you please)
½ tsp honey
Place quinoa in saucepan adding in the stock and the dash of olive oil. Roughly mix together with a fork and bring to the boil before turning down to simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed.
If the quinoa has not expanded and appears to still be hard, add some more water and leave to simmer some more. We recommend using a fork to ‘fluff’ up your quinoa to get the desired texture.
Top tip: Rinse the dry quinoa in a sieve before cooking, this will encourage the quinoa to expand and soak up the stock.
To make the dressing first you’ll need to turn the orange juice into a glace, you can do this by adding the orange juice to a saucepan and gently boiling on a medium to high heat until a syrup like texture has formed.
Once cool you will then need to whisk the orange glace, vinegar and honey together and begin to slowly add olive oil and seasoning.
In a mixing bowl, toss quinoa, tenderstem broccoli, kale and edamame beans with citrus vinaigrette. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and you’re ready to serve.
Sopwell House is a stunning 18th Century Georgian house located in the city of St. Albans deep within the Hertfordshire countryside. Located only 20 minutes from London St. Pancras, the hotel is the idyllic getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of the capital. The hotel is the perfect place to dine boasting a 2AA Rosette restaurant, a vibrant Brasserie, an elegant cocktail lounge, and conservatory bar, all of which look out on 12-acres of beautiful gardens.
Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2HQ
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