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Roasted Carrot & Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 5 baby carrots
  • 1 cup peas (I use frozen baby peas)
  • 4-5 stems kale (remove stalk)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 handful pine nuts
  • 2 potatoes (medium size)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric (or 1 tbsp paprika)
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp tahini


  • Prepare the carrots by splitting vertically into two (leaving skin on) and chop potatoes into small cubes (leaving skin on).
  • Add olive oil to a roasting pan and pre-heat for a couple of minutes in the oven.
  • Meanwhile toss the cubed potatoes in the turmeric and add potatoes and carrots to the roasting pan and cook for approx. 30 minutes.
  • Cook the quinoa as per instructions (whilst the potatoes and carrots are roasting).
  • Prepare kale by removing leaves from the stalk and really finely chop.
  • Prepare peas.
  • Chop spring onions and avocado.
  • Using a salad bowl mix the quinoa, kale, peas and avocado together (saving some spring onions for decoration).
  • Just before the potatoes and carrots are ready, add a handful of pine nuts to the tray and roast for the last few minutes.
  • Add the carrots, potatoes and pine nuts to the salad bowl and mix all ingredients together (saving a couple of carrots for the top).
  • Top with spring onions, squeeze fresh lemon juice over and 1-2 tbsp of tahini over. Toss salad.


Essential Equipment

Roasting pan


Kale – when chopping only use the leaves and not the stem
Line your roasting pan with baking paper – this keeps the carrots and potatoes from sticking and uses less oil.
If you have a nut allergy substitute the pine nuts for pumpkin seeds.
I use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for approx ¾ of a standard mug.

Find your Ingredients

Carrots, potatoes, kale – fruit and veg aisle.
Peas – frozen aisle or canned vegetable aisle.
Quinoa – Quinoa is often hiding in the health food aisle or with the grains/rices.
Turmeric – herbs and spices aisle (turmeric is a spice).
Tahini – health food aisle.

Course Main Dish