Quinoa Grape Salad with Spinach and Avocado



of which Sugars10g11%
of which Saturates2g9%

Nutrients Proportions

  • carbs 57%
  • sugars 13%
  • fats 18%
  • saturates 2%
  • proteins 15%
  • fibers 10%
* All data is per serving
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When it comes to preparing a balanced vegan meal, it’s important to include a good 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.

In fact, quinoa salads are very popular and are often prepared with other nutritious ingredients like avocado and greens.

To help you to pack a healthy yet satisfying lunch salad, we have boosted this recipe with sweet black grapes, crunchy fresh spinach, and a detox dressing.

The seasoning is made with pepper, cumin, paprika, and turmeric mixed with apple cider vinegar. This type of vinegar is especially recommended in weight loss plans, as it helps to lower blood sugars and burn fats.

This quinoa salad isn’t just a hearty and tasty meal, but it’s also packed with fibres and antioxidants, all under 400kcal.

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Quinoa50 g
Water300 mL
Bay Leaf1
Black Grapes60 g
Black Pepper0.25 tsp
Cumin0.25 tsp
Paprika0.25 tsp
Turmeric0.25 tsp
Apple Cider Vinegar1 tsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil0.5 tbsp
Fresh Spinach70 g
Mixed Seeds10 g

step 1

Add water, quinoa, and bay leaves in a saucepan, and bring to the boil. Now reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Drain the cooked quinoa, remove the bay leaves, and set it aside to cool down.

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step 2

Cut the black grapes in half and slice the avocado, setting them aside for later (1).

Prepare the salad dressing in a small bowl, by blending black pepper, cumin, paprika, and turmeric with the apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (2).

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step 3

Prepare one bowl for each serving and layer the ingredients in. Start with the spinach leaves, continue with the quinoa, and then with the avocado and grapes we cut earlier.

Finish it off with the salad dressing and with a sprinkle of mixed seeds.


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Foodacious Tips

  • 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.

  • Use a mix of seeds or just one type, if you prefer. Ground flaxseeds are an excellent choice for an omega-3 boost.