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When a salad feels like too green of a choice, and quinoa sounds like a total trip to ‘Health Hell’ — this recipe for spinach and quinoa salad comes to the rescue. 

The spiciness of the dressing is balanced by the earthy flavours of spinach, carrot and nutty quinoa. The topping of roasted pistachio nuts gives a satisfying crunchy texture, while the feta, and pomegranate, provides just enough sweet and salt to have your palate go: Yes! 

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Spinach and Quinoa Salad
Serves 2
Fusion spicy dressing gives tang to the earthy spinach, carrots and nutty quinoa. The toppings of feta and pomegranate balances sweet and salty, while the roasted pistachios gives satisfying crunchiness. Enjoy!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
479 calories
58 g
13 g
24 g
14 g
5 g
401 g
405 g
24 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 479
Calories from Fat 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 13mg
Sodium 405mg
Total Carbohydrates 58g
Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 24g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For The Salad and Topping
  1. 50 g of Quinoa real (red quinoa)
  2. 300 g Spinach - raw
  3. 100 g Carrots - grated
  4. 50 g Onion - chopped
  5. 30 g Feta Cheese - grated
  6. 20 g Pistachio Nuts - shelled
  7. 1/2 Pomegranate - seeds only
For The Dressing
  1. 1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  2. 1/2 Lemon - juice
  3. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil - best you can get
  4. 1 Tablespoon Honey
  5. 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  7. 2 teaspoons Za'atar spiceblend
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Chilli (optional but so nice!)
  9. Salt and Peppar
  1. Put on your oven to 200 degrees (celsius)
  2. Boil water with some salt and za'atar spice and add your quinoa and chopped onion. Follow the directions on your quinoa packet. Normally it takes 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the quinoa, and drizzle with a few drops of olive oil. Set aside.
  4. Place your pistachio nuts on grease proof paper on an over tray.
  5. Mix the dressing and before you pour the olive oil in, take one tea spoon and and drizzle over the pistachio nuts.
  6. Let your pistachio nuts go golden and crispy - takes approx 5 min. (check carefully so you don't burn them!). Set them aside to go completely cool.
  7. Grate the feta cheese.
  8. Take a bowl, add spinach, carrots and quinoa and mix with the dressing so all gets covered.
Serve it up
  1. On a large serving platter place your dressed spinach, carrot and quinoa.
  2. Tap the pomegranate with a spoon so the seeds sprinkle over like little red jewels.
  3. Add the grated feta cheese and then the crunchy pistachio nuts.
  4. Enjoy!
  1. This salad serves two as a dinner, or four as a side dish or starter. You can of course vary the quantities as this is one perfect for a big buffet, or BBQ accompaniment. Enjoy!
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