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Plum quinoa salad

Delicious easy fruity roast plum, sweet potato and quinoa salad family recipe

  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 MInutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Method: Hob and oven
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Delicious fruity roast plum, sweet potato and quinoa salad which is really easy to make for all the family to enjoy and tasty whether hot or cold so perfect for a packed lunch



120g Dry Quinoa

600ml Boiling water

6 plums (stones removed and quartered)

400g Sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)

300g can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1.5 tsp Cumin seeds

1.5 tsp Balsamic vinegar

150g Baby spinach

Olive low-calorie cooking spray


Preheat oven to 200°c/Gas 6

Cook the quinoa using the boiling water then strain and set aside

Using a large oven dish roast the sweet potato chunks sprayed well with olive oil low-calorie cooking spray for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and add the rinsed chickpeas, cumin seeds, plum quarters, balsamic vinegar and stir to mix the flavours then return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

Stir the cooked quinoa and raw baby spinach into the plum mixture and serve hot. Alternatively leave to cool and serve cold.


It is best used within 48 hours of cooking.

Keywords: Quinoa salad, roast plum, fruity quinoa

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