Spicy Quinoa Salad


These past few weeks, I can proudly say I haven't yet fully conformed to student stereotypes - aka living off pasta and beans on toast (ok, I have had meals along the sorts but oh well). Back home, I never really ate salad. It just wasn't a thing that we ever bought, plus I find that it just didn't fill me up for long.
Spicy Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potato Wedges (with Florette)

But, two of my flatmates often have a bit of salad and you know that thing that happens when you get kind of envious of someone who is eating something you don't have, even if you aren't the biggest lover of it, it just seems like an appetising thing to have at that moment in time?
Well, when the guys at Florette Salad got in touch and asked for me to share a salad recipe, it was the perfect opportunity to get creative and beat the boringness of a stereotypical salad!
Spicy Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potato Wedges (with Florette)

Sweet potato is just a fave of mine, so of course I had to include it into this dish somehow! But the main part of this dish is the spicy quinoa salad mix using Florette's salad mix. It may look like it's hard to make, but the hardest thing about it is pronouncing 'quinoa' without sounding quite odd. It's super simple, just cook, add spices, chop and mix! Plus, it can be eaten cold the next day for lunch too.
If you are interested in some more salad recipes, Florette have some delicious looking ones over on their website. The vegetable ribbon salad with baby kale and wild rice sounds amazing!
Spicy Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potato Wedges (with Florette)


Serves 1
  • 1/3 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 medium/ large sweet potato
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1/4tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2tsp brown sugar
  • Florette salad mix


1. Preheat the oven to 220°c and line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Peel and chop the sweet potato into wedges, place on the baking tray and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked.
3. Cook quinoa to packet instructions.
4. Add in the spices.
5. Roughly chop salad mix and combine with cooked quinoa.
6. Serve and enjoy.

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  1. this looks delicious! :) x

  2. Yum, this looks really filling! I agree that salads never really would fill me up, but adding things like quinoa, brown rice, nuts, etc. turns a salad into a full meal. Those sweet potato wedges on the side would be awesome too <3

    1. Thanks : ) I may try switching the quinoa up with brown rice

  3. This looks delicious - I love quinoa so this is going on the to try list. Lovely with sweet potato wedges too, yum! :)

    1. Thanks, let me know how you like it : )

  4. Sounds yummy. Thanks for posting this.


  5. This looks really yummy, also your photography is what I call perfect!