Roast Squash, Quinoa and Kale Salad


Roast squash, quinoa and kale salad

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  2. Large squash peeled and cut into 2.5cm chunks (approx. 900g)
  3. 2 red onions, peeled amd cut into 2.5cm chunks
  4. 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into 2.5cm chunks
  5. 1 tbsp rapeseed oil or coconut oil, melted
  6. 120g quinoa
  7. 140g black kale
  8. Large handful of parsley, finely chopped
  9. Large handful of dried cranberries
  10. Handful of sunflower seeds
  11. Handful of pumpkin seeds
  12. Optional: Sprinkle of ground flaxseed
  14. 2 plump garlic cloves, minced
  15. 2 1/2 tbsp tahini
  16. 3 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  17. 4 tbsp water
  18. 1/2 tsp salt
  19. 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  20. 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  21. Salt and pepper

Want a simple salad high in plant-based protein which is satisfying and easy to prepare? Look no further! This nutrient-dense salad fits the bill. You have black kale wilted in a tahini nutty dressing, protein-rich quinoa, sweetness coming from roasted veg and dried cranberries and crunch from seeds.



  • Preheat oven to 200ºC. Line a large baking sheet or tray with a little coconut spray oil.
  • In the baking sheet or tray, coat the diced squash, red onion and squash chunks with rapeseed oil or melted coconut oil. Roast in the oven for 30 mins until all vegetables are soft (I test with a fork!). Allow to cool.
  • Rinse the quinoa and boil for 16-20 mins. Fluff up with a fork and allow to cool.
  • In a bowl, mix together the salad dressing ingredients.
  • Using your hands, massage about a half of the salad dressing into the kale.
  • Transfer the kale into a large serving bowl.
  • Top with the cooled quinoa and the roasted vegetables.
  • Sprinkle over with chopped parsley, dried cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and ground flaxseed if desired. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle over the remaining salad dressing and serve with wedges of lemon for extra zing. Enjoy!



Hello! I am So from SOBODYUK. I am a gym bunny, healthy food blogger & a geeky scientist! These days my lab is the kitchen! I love creating delicious, healthy, wholefood, clean-eating, nutrition-dense recipes to maximise performance & health. My recipes include paleo, low carb, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.

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