Quinoa summer salad


This quinoa salad is refreshing and exciting and a great source of high-quality plant-based protein! Enjoy it for lunch, as a side for dinner, at barbecues or picnics! It’s the perfect summer salad or a boost of sunshine in the winter.

Quinoa summer salad

Serves: 6


  • 1 cup White quinoa
  • 400g Chickpeas (soaked)
  • 7-9 Sprigs of fresh mint leaves
  • 60g Baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • 2 tbs White vinegar
  • 1 Lime juice
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • Pinch sea-salt


  1. Place 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water in a saucepan on the hotplate (I usually boil the water first using the kettle as it’s faster). Allow to boil and then drop temperature to a light simmer. Stir occasionally. Quinoa should become light and fluffy and suck up all moisture.
  2. Once quinoa is cooked, place it in the fridge to cool. Start preparing other ingredients.
  3. Rinse chickpeas under fresh clean water and place in bowl.
  4. Rinse mint leaves, dry and tear into smaller parts. Add to bowl.
  5. Add cooled quinoa.
  6. Next add washed baby spinach, tear any large spinach leaves in half, add juice of 1 lime and lemon, olive oil, white vinegar and sea-salt.
  7. Stir through and serve! Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

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(ANutr, GDipNut, BSc, BA) Jodie is the director of Moving Nutrition, a postgraduate university qualified nutritionist, personal trainer, ex-dancer and choreographer, and a new mum. Jodie specializes in mood (depression, anxiety, irritability, OCD), gut health, weight concern, and establishing a postive relationship with food. She is also knowledgeable in sports nutrition for recreational athletes and competitive dancers. The Moving Nutrition blog is here to educate, encourage and empower you to live your healthiest, happiest life, and is filled with simple, delicious, real food recipes. Jodie is on a mission to harmonize nutrition science and intuitive wellness. Stay in touch #movingnutrition Read More…

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