Quinoa and Beef Salad – High protein lunch

Quinoa Salad

Did you know that Quinoa is in fact a seed and not a grain?

I’ts high in protein, good news for body builders, fitness fanatics and vegetarians and it’s also gluten-free.

I love the texture of Quinoa, it’s very similar to couscous although you cook it like you would cook rice.

Try this high protein salad for lunch, a great and filling super food for when you hitting the Gym in the afternoon!


500 g Beef cut into thin strips

1  1/2 cups of cooked Quinoa

3 tbs of Olives (pitted and sliced)

1/2 cup of cooked Corn

3 sprigs of spring onion

1/2 onion finely diced

Salt to taste

Olive oil for frying

15 ml of Salad Dressing of your choice

Fry the onion and the beef  in  a little olive oil, set aside. Chop the spring onions and add to beef. In salad bowl mix together the remainder of the ingredients adding the beef last. Add Salad dressing of your choice and mix through one last time.

Serve hot or cold.



Quinoa contains a chemical called saponin that has a bitter soapy taste. Most commercial Quinoa will already be washed, but it’s a good idea to rinse it before you use it in case there are residues.



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