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Rocket, Toasted Quinoa & Walnut Salad

Rocket Toasted Quinoa Walnut Salad

Rocket Toasted Quinoa Walnut Salad

One cup of quinoa will provide you with 8 grams of protein. Quinoa is also a rich source of magnesium, B vitamins, potassium and calcium. Make sure you use day-old cooked quinoa for this recipe.

Serve with this Medjool date dressing.

Serves: 4 as a side dish




  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 60g rocket leaves
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup Medjool date dressing
  1. Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat, add cooked quinoa and toast for 5 mins, stirring constantly to prevent it sticking. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Place rocket, red onion, avocado, walnuts and toasted quinoa in large bowl. Add dressing and gently toss together until combined. Serve.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.