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Quinoa, pumpkin and fetta salad



4 portion(s)


  • 900 grams water
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable stock paste
  • 300 grams pumpkin cubed
  • 250 grams quinoa
  • 100 grams fetta or goats cheese
  • 2 Handfuls spinach leaves
  • 100 grams Cashews (unsalted), Roasted
  • 1 can Chick peas, drained and rinsed


  • 60 grams balsamic vinegar
  • 120 grams olive oil
  • 30 grams Lime juice
  • 60 grams Agave Syurp
  • Salt and pepper

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Rinse Quinoa well or (if time allows) soak for 30 minutes

    2. Add water and stock to mixing bowl, insert steaming basket and add quinoa to basket. 

    3. Place cubed pumpkin into varoma dish and put into position. Cook for 20 minutes / varoma /speed 2. If pumpkin is not cooked, add an extra 2 minutes. Set pumpkin aside. 

    4. Pour quinoa into a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Allow to cool.

    5. Empty mixing bowl of cooking water 

    6. Add all dressing ingredients to mixing bowl and mix 20 second/speed 6

    7. Once quinoa has cooled, add remaining salad ingredients and pumpkin, crumble fetta and add dressing.

    Mix through and serve!



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This can be made nut free with roasted sesame seeds and dairy free by eliminating fetta 

This recipe can be made in any model thermomix

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  • Easy, tasty, and really delicious...

    Submitted by Melinda Hutchison on 5. February 2018 - 22:29.

    Easy, tasty, and really delicious...

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  • Such a yum and easy salad!!

    Submitted by greery.lou on 25. November 2015 - 14:32.

    Such a yum and easy salad!! Thanks Rachi!! Love

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