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  • Writer's pictureKim Lawler

Quinoa Salad

Gluten free, GDM friendly (2 carbohydrate exchanges) Serves 1.

This is a basic nourishing quiona salad recipe that you can adapt to the ingredients you have around the house. It is a great lunch time meal!


2/3 cup cooked quinoa (either leftovers from night before or made fresh)

1 cup leafs of choice (Baby spinach, rocket etc)

1/2 cup chopped tomato/cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped cucumber

1/4 cup chopped carrot

1-2 tsp tomato paste

1/4 cup pine nuts (or swap to nuts of choice)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds (or swap to seeds of choice)

1/3 cup cheddar cheese

1/2 cup left over chicken/lamb or can of tuna


1. Place quinoa in a serving bowl

2. Add tomato paste to quinoa and stir through well

3. Mix in chopped salad

4. Add nuts and seeds, then stir well

5. Mix in chicken/meat/tuna of choice

6. Top with cheese

7. Enjoy

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