RECIPE: Quinoa Hemp & Rocket Salad

by Polly N on August 21, 2012

So this recipe isn’t technically raw but quinoa is such an amazing grain which makes it a wonderful addition to any salad or meal.


  • 2 handfuls rocket, chopped roughly
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped finely
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup to 2 cups water and boil)
  • 1 small handful raisins
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 handful hemp seeds
  • 1 small handful pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 yellow pepper, chopped


Creamy Almond Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clover garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water

Place all salad ingredients in a bowl. Combine the dressing ingredients in a mini prep and whizz until creamy and smooth. Pour over the salad and mix well. Enjoy!



  • It contains numerous anti-inflammatory nutrients and phytonutrients
  • 1 cup quinoa contains¬†5 grams of fiber (20 percent of daily value)
  • It contains all eight essential amino acids essential for the building blocks the body requires
  • It’s suitable for those with wheat and gluten intolerance





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Hilary Lewin August 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Hi polly, I recently discovered your web site and am so happy to find an English version, I love my American friends and work there often but we need more Brits giving the positive spin!

I offer a type of massage that is great for all things womb and digestive, I would love to introduce you to it, the best thing is that I teach a form of self care massage which is very nurturing. If you would like to know more check out our web site or give me a call 07748965064 and we can have a chat.

I’m thinking you are London based and if that is the case then I could come up and see you – i’m in Guildford. Anyhow please do take the time to have a look, this work is amazing and it would be great to get it out there as it is still relatively new to Europe.

Take care, Hilary


laura August 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm

does this serve 2?xx


Avril September 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

Hi Polly, I made this last week twice! It was very nice, my son loved it. I had some left over so thought we could have it for lunch the next day. It was ok but not best left overnight as the juice disappears. The second time I made it the night before a picnic with friends. (I am giving up wheat so the easy sandwich ideas are difficult to replace) I left out the dressing and put it on fresh just before we ate it and it tasted as good as if I had made it that morning. I know avocados are good for me but I just can’t take to them. So any chance to use them in a way that can hide them is great for me.

*Laura* I found the recipe more than ample for two. It’s very filling.

Thank you Polly for a great recipe. Health and Happiness Avril x


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