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Quinoa Power Salad

A well-rounded salad that offers a mix of vitamins and nutrients (from vegetables like red bell pepper, carrot, lettuce and avocado), and protein (from cannellini beans).

Print Recipe


  • 6 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 can cannellini beans, cooked, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp mint, fresh, minced
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered, toasted (optional)
  • 1 cup avocado, diced (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, carrots, bell pepper, cannellini beans, and mint. Stir until evenly mixed.
  2. To serve, place a small amount of romaine lettuce on a plate. Add quinoa mixture on top of lettuce. Top with hemp seeds, almonds, avocado and dressing to taste.

Notes: You can also mix the lettuce with the salad.