• Liam Holohan

Low Carb Shish Kabab and Quinoa Salad

This flavourful low carb dish is perfect for a summer BBQ. You can easily turn this into a high carb dish with the addition of sweet potato fries or a flat bread.

Serves 4.

Shish Kabab

Dice the chicken thighs to bite sized pieces. Mix with the marinade ingredients and refrigerate – ideally overnight, but a few hours will do. When ready to cook, skewer the chicken, alternating with the pepper and onion. Cook on the BBQ, rotating regularly, until charred and cooked through.

8 bone and skinless chicken thighs

1 red pepper, cut into wedges

1 red onion, cut into wedges


100 ml plain yoghurt

Juice from ½ a lemon

2 tsp fajita spice blend

2 grated garlic cloves

2 tbsp olive oil

Generous pinch of salt

Quinoa Salad

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet. Add the corn for the last couple of minutes. Once cooked, drain and mix through the other ingredients. Mix the dressing ingredients together, check the seasoning, then dress the salad.

1 mug of quinoa

½ mug frozen corn

1 tin of black beans, drained

1 handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped

1 avocado, diced

2 spring onions, finely chopped

2 little gem lettuce, chopped


3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lime juice

½ bunch of coriander, chopped

½ chilli, chopped

Pinch of salt

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