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The Most Simple & Nutritious Quinoa Dish Ever

25 October, 2015

Give your body some love from the inside out with this super nutritious quinoa salad.


1 cup of quinoa

2 cups of water

Thumbsize piece of kombu

½ cup of chopped toasted almonds (pre-bought or homemade)

¼ cup of dried fruit, cranberries go really well with these flavours

½ red onion, chopped

¼ cup of pumpkin seeds

Small handful of Arame seaweed, soaked in water for 15 minutes and drained

Handful of chopped fresh parsley

Pinch of Himalayan rock salt

2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil

1-2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice



Bring quinoa to boil and then simmer in a covered pan for 12 minutes

Find my step-by-step quinoa cooking instructions here

*For a mineral hit add a thumb-sized piece of kombu

Once cooked – all water should be soaked up – leave to rest for 5 minutes before fluffing up with a folk

Once the quinoa is ready, add all ingredients and stir through thoroughly, add extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice and season with salt

Intrigued about trying the seaweed? Do not fear, these choices are what I like to call the beginners seaweed of choice. Kombu will not provide any flavour, just nutrients and arame has a very subtle taste.

Serve immediately and enjoy


Why I can call this the most nutritious quinoa recipe ever, check these facts out…

Quinoa: High protein content, contains all eight amino acids to make it a complete protein, High in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium and vitamin E

Kombu & Arame (seaweed foods): Provides added minerals, calcium and iron

Almonds & pumpkin seeds: Full of fiber, protein and essential nutrients

Onion: Pre-biotic food and contain essential vitamins and minerals


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