Complete Quinoa Salads – 2 ways

Body Fat
Servings: 1
Quinoa is the perfect complete protein. A favourite of vegetarian athletes. Prepare at home and be the envy of your colleagues. Afternoon workout optional!

Curried Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad Vegetarian

A salad option that boosts protein intakes. This salad is also a great iron booster, also containing Vitamin C for enhanced absorption of vegetable (non-haem) iron.


50g quinoa
4 florets cauliflower
1 tbsp. olive oil
25g sweet potato
1 tsp. pistachio nuts
1 tsp. sultanas
1 tbsp. medium curry powder


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
  2. Give the quinoa a good wash. Place it into a saucepan with 100ml water. Bring it to the boil on the stove, then turn down to a gentle simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Once cooked drain and allow to cool.
  3. Slice the cauliflower and dice the sweet potato into small pieces, place onto a roasting tray. Sprinkle with the curry powder and drizzle with the olive oil. Place into the oven and cook for 10 minutes or until just tender.
  4. Into a bowl mix the quinoa, cauliflower and sweet potato, sultanas and roughly chop the pistachios and add to the mix. Serve.

Thai Quinoa Salad Vegetarian

Another salad option to boost protein intakes. The added bonus of this recipe is it contains your daily intake of Vitamin C!


50g quinoa
1 carrot
1/8 red cabbage
1 tsp. peanuts
2 spring onions
1 lime
1tbsp. soy sauce
1 red chilli


  1. Give the quinoa a good wash and place into a saucepan and add 100ml water. Bring to the boil on the stove and turn down to a gentle simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes. Once cooked drain and allow to cool.
  2. Peel and grate the carrot and finely slice the red cabbage. Place both into a bowl and mix.
  3. Slice the spring onions and finely chop the chilli and add to the salad mix.
  4. Juice the lime and add to the salad, along with the peanuts, quinoa, soy and honey.
  5. Give the salad a good toss and serve.
James Collins, in the kitchen

The following recipe has been produced in James' test kitchen. Devised by James and his team of chefs for everyone wanting to optimise their diet on a daily basis. Special thanks to chef Omar Meziane for his work on this collection.

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