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Autumn loaded quinoa salad

Autumn loaded quinoa salad

Autumn loaded quinoa salad is the perfect side dish or even protein-loaded meal for the festive season ahead. I made a batch of this amazing salad the other day and I have been having a couple of servings with my mains. Even better is the fact that this salad is super loaded with protein and all the juicy produce of Autumn. I am seriously super excited about this easy recipe and so, I had to share!

Autumn loaded quinoa salad is the perfect side dish or even protein-loaded meal for the festive season ahead. I made a batch of this amazing salad the other day and I have been having a couple of servings with my mains. Even better is the fact that this salad is super loaded with protein and all the juicy produce of Autumn. I am seriously super excited about this easy recipe and so, I had to share!

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2-4 people

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Beginner

Autumn loaded quinoa salad

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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup cooked red and white quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup roasted pumpkin
  • 1 cup maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas (simply toss cooked chickpeas with maple syrup and cinnamon, bake for 15 minutes at 175 degrees Celcius)
  • 1 Royal Gala apple washed and sliced
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1-2tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (extra for garnish)

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of chili powder

Method

  1. Mix together all the salad ingredients and keep some toasted seeds on the side to sprinkle on top.
  2. Drizzle with the salad dressing right before serving, serve with a veggie pie, fresh bread or as a main.

Notes:

  • Other seeds and nuts can be added like toasted pecans, cashews or salted pistachios.
  • Add in some figs, sliced plums, or even grapes if you like.
  • This salad is the perfect side dish for the festive season.

Hope you love this super easy and delish salad, it’s perfect in hot or cold weather!

M*

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