Quinoa & carrot salad


(serves 1)
1/3 cup (60g) quinoa rinsed
1 large carrot grated
1 small tin of chickpeas
Juice ½ lemon
¼ tsp allspice
¼ tsp honey
1 dessertspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp mint
1 tbsp dried cranberries or sultanas or pomegranate seeds


  1. To make the dressing, combine the lemon juice, allspice, honey and oil and mix well.
  2. Combine the 1/3 cup of quinoa with 2/3 cup (120mls) of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer the quinoa for 15 minutes. Drain the quinoa well and place in a bowl
  3. Add your grated carrot, cranberries or sultanas, chickpeas and dressing to the quinoa. Mix everything well and season.
  4. Stir through the mint and enjoy.

Health benefits of quinoa

  • Excellent source of protein – contains all the essential amino acids
  • Source of calcium, fibre, iron, vitamin E and the anti-stress B vitamins
  • Higher essential fat content than other grains
  • Gluten free
  • Helps keep you fuller for longer, sustains energy levels, mood and concentration.