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Quinoa Rainbow Salad Recipe

Quinoa Rainbow Salad Recipe

Image: Lisa Guy

Red cabbage is a great source of anthocyanins and vitamin C, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. Eating vitamin K-rich foods like cabbage will help naturally raise vitamin K1 levels to promote healthy blood clotting and heart health. Cabbage is also a good source of vitamin B6, required to make serotonin and melatonin, which are two important hormones that affect mood and sleep.

Serves: 2–3




  • ¼ large red cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ cup diced spring onions
  • ½ Lebanese cucumber, diced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • Handful crumbled feta or goat’s cheese
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 big handfuls mixed greens
  • Small handful pumpkin seeds
  • Handful fresh herbs (parsley, mint, coriander), roughly chopped
  • Dressing
  • 3 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with some salad dressing.
  2. Top with extra pumpkin seeds and herbs to serve.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .