Spiced Quinoa & Carrot Salad (Recipe)


The perfect combination of spice combined in one nourishing salad bursting with the sweetness of saltanas. There is something so soothing about a warming salad in these cooler months. But don't save this recipe just for the cold months, it makes the most perfect cooled lunch as well.


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 tbs honey
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup sultanas/raisins


  1. Start by rinsing your quinoa under water for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain and add to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and spices.
  3. Season with a little salt and bring to the boil.
  4. Once boiling, lower to a simmer and cook covered for 12 minutes.
  5. While quinoa is cooking, ribbon your carrots and combine in a large bowl with honey, lemon and olive oil.
  6. Toss all ingredients together and let cool or eat warm.
  7. This can be stored in the fridge, covered and would make a great work lunch also!

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