First of all thank you to Sarah over at Well and Full for the inspiration for this dish.
I’ve been focusing really hard on my training these past couple weeks hence the recent barrage of high-protein recovery dishes. I’m finding that eating high protein whole food plant based meals straight after my training sessions has really been helping with my recovery recently. So here’s another high protein recipe I’m really excited to share with you – my Roasted Almond Power Salad.
The almonds are the star of this dish. Deliciously smoky and combined with quinoa and edamame to deliver tons of protein with minimal effort.
Thanks to the high protein content of the almonds, edamame, kidney beans and chickpeas, one serving of this Power Salad will hit you with a massive 40g of protein!
As with all my high protein post-workout recipes, I’ve made sure that this can be served up within 30 minutes, which is the optimal window to be eating within after training.
I hope you enjoy and I’ll see you later in the week with some more food!
Roasted Almond Protein Power Salad
The almonds are the star of this dish. Deliciously smoky and combined with quinoa and edamame to deliver tons of protein with minimal effort. Thank you to wellandfull.com for the inspirtion for this dish.
Chilli roasted almonds
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 drizzle olive oil
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup quinoa cooked
- A few handfuls salad greens
- 1/2 cup edamame beans cooked
- 1/2 cup kidney beans cooked
- 1/2 cup chickpeas cooked
- 1 carrot grated
- 1 handful fresh parsley
Get the quinoa and edamame on to cook. Set aside once done. Meanwhile prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Heat a small frying pan on the stove. While its heating up, combine the almonds, olive oil and spices in a small mixing bowl.
Once the pan is hot, sauté the almonds for 3-5 minutes or until they become fragrant. Remove from pan once done and allow to cool.
Assemble the salad by tossing the quinoa, greens, beans, chickpeas, carrot and parsley together.
Serve with your favourite salad dressing.