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With a zingy dressing, this colourful quinoa salad is perfect for a get-together. Serve it at Christmas lunch or dinner, or at your next picnic or BBQ. For more food ideas and recipe inspiration, join the Coles Cooking Club Facebook group at

  • Serves6
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Lyn’s quinoa salad


  • 1 cup (190g) tricolour quinoa
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 medium gold sweet potato, peeled, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cup (70g) slivered almonds
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup (80g) currants
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 60g pkt Coles Australian Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks

Lemon-mustard dressing

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tbs wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbs maple syrup

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the quinoa in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions. Use a fork to separate the grains. 

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Toss the cauliflower, sweet potato, capsicum, oil and curry powder in a bowl to coat. Arrange cauliflower mixture on lined tray. Bake for 25-30 mins or until tender. Add almonds and roast for a further 5 mins or until toasted. 

  3. Step 3

    To make lemon-mustard dressing, place the oil, lemon juice, mustard and maple syrup in a screw-top jar. Shake until well combined. Season.

  4. Step 4

    Combine quinoa, cauliflower mixture, chickpeas, currants, celery, parsley, spinach, onion and carrot in a serving bowl. Drizzle with dressing to serve. 

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