*Sumac is part of the same family as cashews (Anacardiaceae) and there have been some cases of those with cashew allergies suffering allergy to sumac too. Therefore, if this is a concern for your family, please opt for our alternative of sweet paprika instead. Other members of this family include pistachios, mangos and pink peppercorns.
1. For the pesto
Quickly wilt your spinach in some hot water.
Take all ingredients for the pesto and blitz in a food processor. You might want to add a little extra lemon juice to taste.
Leave to one side.
Take your chicken breasts and poach them in boiling water. This should take about 10 minutes depending on size.
When cooked leave to cool a little and then, using a fork shred the chicken.
Place the quinoa in a pan of boiling water, leave to cook for 10 minutes, or until the white tail has popped out off the grain.
Drain and leave to cool.
Take your veg and dice, or chop as you wish. Finely chop the herbs.
4. Bring it all together
Mix through the Pesto with your chicken.
Shake all the dressing ingredients together in a jar
Mix the veg and quinoa together in a bowl. Pour over your dressing and mix in.
Serve and enjoy! We put out some olive oil and lemon juice for foodies to drizzle if they wish.
Adults and older children may want to add a pinch of sea salt, however, this is not advisable for younger children. Remember a toddler's daily salt intake should be no more than 2g, that is less than half a teaspoon!