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High Protein Salad In A Jar [vegan] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian

High Protein Salad In A Jar [vegetarian] [gluten free]

This high protein salad in a jar is packed with goodness. The harissa dressing adds a delicious Moroccan twist.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEEgg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Iron Rich Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunchbox, Salads
Cuisine French
Servings 1 person
Calories 676 kcal


  • 2 saucepans
  • mixing bowl


  • 45 g uncooked quinoa or 4 Tbsp cooked quinoa
  • 45 g uncooked puy lentils or 4 Tbsp cooked lentils
  • 1 handful drained chickpeas
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small handful spinach leaves
  • 1 small handful of mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • 1 small handful alfafa or other sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/4 tsp harissa paste
  • at least 3 tsp of maple syrup or agave syrup or honey (to taste)
  • 3 - 4 mint leaves
  • salt & pepper


  • If you are cooking the quinoa and lentils from scratch, heat some salted water in two separate pans. When boiling add quinoa to one and lentils to the other. After 10-15 mins they should be cooked (quinoa will cook quicker than lentils so keep an eye). Both cooked quinoa and lentils should still have a bite. Drain and set aside.
  • Make the dressing by mixing together yoghurt, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, crushed garlic clove and harissa. Add honey to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing at the bottom of a tall glass jar. Top with the quinoa, sliced red pepper, tomatoes, lentils, grated carrot, spinach leaves, seeds, sprouts and chopped mint leaves.
  • Close tightly and store in the fridge overnight.


Serving: 150gCalories: 676kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 23gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 849mgFiber: 22gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 12803IUVitamin C: 107mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 8mg
Keyword lentils, salad
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