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Chicken Sausage Superfood Salad

Chicken Sausage Superfood Salad image
Difficulty Easy
Preparation 20 min
Cooking 45 min


4 servings
  • For the salad:

    • 200   g
    • 1   tsp
    • 40   g
    • 100   g
    • 1  
    • 3   tbsp
    • 180   g
    • 150   g
    • 1  
    • 20   g
  • For the sausages:

    • 10  
    • 1   tbsp
  • To serve:

    • 1  
    • 60   g
    • 2   tbsp
    • 20   g


    1. Place the quinoa in a sieve and wash thoroughly under cold water. Place in a pan with 400g of cold water, the dried basil and the sundried tomato paste. Mix well to dissolve the tomato paste in the water, season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

    2. Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has been absorbed into the quinoa. Once cooked fluff up with a fork ready for serving.

    3. Place the giant couscous in another saucepan with 150ml of water, season with salt and cracked black pepper and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Stir, place a lid on the pan and turn off the heat. Leave for 15 minutes for the couscous to absorb all the liquid, then fluff up with a fork.

    4. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4, place the diced butternut squash on a non-stick tray and drizzle over the olive oil. Season with salt and cracked black pepper and place in the oven for 15 minutes. The butternut squash will give the dish some extra bite.

    5. Remove from the oven, add the broccoli for some earthiness and beetroot to the tray, turn the vegetables over with a fish slice to coat in the oil and return to the oven for another 12 minutes.

    6. Place a griddle pan over a medium heat. Place the sausages in a bowl and drizzle with the vegetable oil to fully coat, then place the sausages in the pan and cook, turning every 2 minutes for a total of 12 minutes until they are golden brown and the skins are crisp.

    7. In a large bowl mix the giant couscous, quinoa and roasted vegetables together gently, add the avocado for some freshness and basil and gently mix again. Place a large scoop of the salad mixture on a plate, add a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds to give the dish some added colour, along with the sunflower seeds. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and drizzle with the olive oil then top with two chicken sausages.