Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad with Grapes

This healthy quinoa salad is made with avocado, spinach, and grapes, and topped with seeds and a turmeric dressing. Each bowl gives you the right balance of proteins, fibres, and healthy fats, plus a boost of precious antioxidants. Vegan and gluten-free, this quick recipe is perfect for your weekly meal prep.

Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad with Grapes


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs42.2 g15.3%
of which Sugars10.1 g11.2%
Fibers13.4 g48%
Fats24.7 g38%
of which Saturates3.2 g15.8%
of which Omega 32.7 g242.1%
Proteins13 g28.2%
Calcium144 mg14.4%
Vitamin A360 mcg51.5%
Vitamin C27 mg36.6%
Iron6.4 mg43.4%
Potassium1256 mg35.9%
Sodium69 mg3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal443 22.1%
Macro split
  • net carbs 45%
  • sugars 11%
  • fats 26%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 14%
  • fibers 14%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
443 per serving

If you are looking for a vegan salad which also packs a lot of proteins and essential nutrients, then our quinoa avocado and spinach salad is perfect for you!

You see, when it comes to preparing a balanced vegan meal, it’s important to include the right amount of proteins. Unlike most of the plant-based sources of proteins, quinoa provides all the essential amino acids and thus can be used as a source of complete proteins in vegan meals.

To help you to pack a healthy yet satisfying lunch salad, we have boosted this recipe with sweet black grapes and a detox dressing made with pepper, cumin, paprika, and turmeric mixed with apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is yet another weight loss diet powerhouse as it helps to lower blood sugars and burn fats.

This quinoa salad is packed with fibres, antioxidants and healthy omega-3 fats from the avocado, all of this under 500 kcal per serving.

Quick and easy-to-make, this vegan and gluten-free recipe is perfect for your weekly meal prep or for a midweek meal.

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Measuring System
Quinoa100 g
Water600 mL
Black Grapes120 g
Black Pepper1/2 tsp
Cumin1/2 tsp
Paprika1/2 tsp
Turmeric1/2 tsp
Apple Cider Vinegar2 tsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp
Fresh Spinach140 g
Mixed Seeds20 g

Step 1

Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water for a few times to remove bitter-tasting impurities called saponins.

Then, add it to a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil.

Simmer the grains for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, then drain excess water and set aside

Cooked quinoa

Step 2

Meanwhile, let's prepare the salad dressing.

In a small bowl, mix black pepper, cumin, paprika, and turmeric with apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (1).

Next, halve the grapes and slice the avocado (2).

Salad dressing with paprika, turmeric, cumin, and apple cider vinegar
Halved grapes and sliced avocado

Step 3

For each serving, prepare a salad bowl with fresh spinach leaves and cooked quinoa. Then, top with the prepared avocado and grapes.

Sprinkle the salad with mixed seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower seeds, and pour the turmeric dressing.

Spinach, grapes, quinoa, and avocado in a salad bowl topped with seeds and dressing


  • Dip the avocado slices in lemon juice to prevent them from browning.

  • If you can't find them, you can replace grapes with blueberries, which are also lower in sugar.

  • You can use seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, or sesame seeds. Ground flaxseeds are also an excellent choice for a boost of omega-3.

  • Double up the quinoa, and use half to make no-gluten quinoa flatbreads, homemade quinoa milk, or chocolate quinoa muffins!