Warm quinoa salad with yogurt dressing and roasted peppers

This recipe is a perfect light dinner and a very good recovery food after some intense physical activity. It is high in iron, which a very important micro-nutrient for endurance sports: you need iron so that your body can transport as much oxygen as possible through your body. It is true that it is a non-heme form of iron and it is more difficult for the body to absorb it, but combined with a bit of vitamin C from lemon it should be better than nothing for sure.

quinoa salad Warm quinoa salad
Servings: 2
Time: 15
Difficulty: easy


  •  80g white quinoa
  • 1 yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon squeeze
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 50-70g of Feta cheese
  • 10 black olives
  • 4 tbsp roasted pepper
  • salt


  1. Wash the quinoa and boil it with a bit of salt according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Wash 200g of spinach and split it in two bowls.
  3. Prepare the dressing for the salad: mix one yogurt with the lemon and salt and gradually mix in the olive oil.
  4. Split the yogurt dressing in half and add it in each bowl together with the pumpkin seeds, cheese, olives and roasted pepper.
  5. Once the quinoa is ready, split it in the two bowls while it is still warm. Mix the ingredients and there you go, in under 15 min you have a healthy salad full in protein, iron, fat and useful micronutrients for the recovery during the sleep.