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Quinoa Pumpkin and Haloumi Salad

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

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  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

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Quinoa Pumpkin and Haloumi Salad


  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Thinly slice the onions.
  • Peel the pumpkin and cut them into 2-3 cm cubes.
  • In a 30x40 cm baking pan, add the garlic clove, onion, pumpkin and olive oil. Mix well with a spoon and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Rinse the quinoa with a generous amount of running water and drain.
  • Place a pot over high heat, add the water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the quinoa and bouillon cube. Boil for 15 minutes.
  • Drain and transfer to a large boil.
  • Remove baking pan from oven and set it aside to allow the mixture to cool.
  • Add pumpkin mixture to the quinoa. (Remove the garlic clove and reserve for vinaigrette.)
  • Cut the beetroot into wedges and add to the bowl.

For the vinaigrette

  • Place the reserved garlic to a food processor.
  • Add the vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Beat for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is completely combined.
  • Cut each piece of haloumi into 6 slices.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss to coat.
  • Place a grill pan over high heat.
  • Add the haloumi slices and cook for 2 minutes on each side until golden.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to coat.
  • Top with the haloumi slices and check seasoning.
  • Serve with finely chopped parsley.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
11 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
14 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
46 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
21 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
40 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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