Energy salad

This is more than a salad, it’s a complete meal. Protein-rich quinoa, nutrient-dense sweet potato, dark green spinach, and more! And the best part, it’s as delicious as it is nutritious.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 380 / Protein 6g / Carbohydr. 36g / Fat 24g

Ingredients (1 servings)

100 gquinoa
200 mlwater
200 gcarrots
300 gsweet potato
120 gapple
1 tspcoconut oil
200 gspinach
1 tbspraisins
30 gcashews
1 tspmustard
1 tsphoney
2 tbspbalsamic vinegar
5 tbspolive oil


saucepan, large frying pan, sieve, large bowl, cutting board, knife

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Step 1

Energy salad

Rinse quinoa under water and add to saucepan with salted water. Bring to a boil. Then, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for approx. 15 min. until tender. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for approx. 5 min.

saucepan, sieve

100 g quinoa / 200 ml water / salt

Step 2

Energy salad

Peel carrots. Cut sweet potato, apple, and carrots into bite-sized pieces.

cutting board, knife

200 g carrots / 300 g sweet potato / 100 g apple

Step 3

Energy salad

In a large frying pan, sauté sweet potato over medium-high heat for approx. 6 – 10 min. until golden brown and tender. Add carrots and sauté for approx. 3 – 5 min.

large frying pan

1 tsp coconut oil

Step 4

Energy salad

In a large bowl, combine sweet potato, apple, carrot, spinach, raisins, and cashews. Mix well to combine.

large bowl

200 g spinach / 1 tbsp raisins / 30 g cashews

Step 5

Energy salad

Whisk together mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over salad and lightly toss to combine. Enjoy as a warm or cold salad!

0.5 tsp mustard / 0.5 tsp honey / 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar / 5 tbsp olive oil / salt / pepper