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This is one of our most popular salads! It's fresh, colourful and has a big serve of vegetarian-friendly protein to keep you fuller for longer.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves: 1
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Dietary Requirements: Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Pescatarian, Pregnancy-Safe, Vegetarian
Author: Steph Wearne


  • 1/2 cup sweet potato cut into large chunks
  • 1 beetroot cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 zucchini cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil melted
  • 2.5 tablespoon quinoa raw rinsed
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (fresh) fresh chopped
  • 1 teaspoon pepitas
  • 60 grams haloumi cut into 1cm thick slices
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • Toss vegetables in melted coconut oil and season well.
  • Roast until tender, remove from the oven and place in a big bowl.
  • Please cook quinoa according to packet instructions. Fluff halfway through with a fork for extra volume.
  • Add quinoa, spinach, parsley and pumpkin seeds to a bowl and toss well to combine.
  • Heat a frypan over a high heat and grill haloumi slices for a couple of minutes each side until golden. Scatter the haloumi pieces throughout the salad.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the salad and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa & Roast Vegetable Salad with Haloumi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 213
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.7g36%
Saturated Fat 15.6g98%
Sodium 857mg37%
Potassium 1162mg33%
Carbohydrates 42.9g14%
Fiber 11.1g46%
Sugar 14.5g16%
Protein 23.9g48%
Vitamin A 12780IU256%
Vitamin B3 2mg10%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Vitamin K 216µg206%
Calcium 696mg70%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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