honey and mushroom quinoa

Honey and Mushroom Quinoa


Honey and Mushroom quinoa is great hot or cold. Check out this delicious quinoa salad This recipe serves two, or can be a side for four


Ingredients for the quinoa

120g quinoa

Two tablespoons of tamari

One large beetroot

Twelve mushrooms

Two crushed garlic cloves

One teaspoon of turmeric

One teaspoon of chilli powder

Four tablespoons of olive oil

Four tablespoons apple cider vinegar

100g of spinach


Ingredients for the dressing

Three tablespoons olive oil

One tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Two tablespoons of Scottish Heather Honey

Half a teaspoon of tumeric



Place the quinoa in a pan with 500ml of water and one tablespoon of the tamari. Let this cook for 12-15 minutes.

Whilst this simmers, peel the beetroot, then grate using the fine side of a grater. Cut the mushrooms into thin slices.

Place the crushed garlic, turmeric and chilli into a saucepan with olive oil. Let this cook for a minute or so until the spices are bubbling nicely, being careful not to brown the garlic. Add the mushrooms and beetroot with the remaining half a tablespoon of tamari and the vinegar, then let them cook until the mushrooms are soft. Stir in the spinach.

Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together.

Once the quinoa has cooked, mix it with the mushrooms before pouring the dressing over everything. Voila - a delicious, healthy, quinoa salad. 

What is quinoa?

Discovered in South America it was named 'the mother of grains' and was dubbed the first superfood (Find out what a superfood is in our blog here). Pronounced 'Key-Noir', Quinoa has become increasingly popular over the last few years as it is the perfect collision of trends in popular food culture; the natural, gluten-free trend and the protein-based vegan trend. It is an excellent substitute for rice and pasta, with its filling consistency and low levels of carbohydrates. 

This dish, combining the protein and fibre rich quinoa with our superfood heather honey really is a nutritional treat - check out our blog on our superfood honey here.

Find some more delicious honey recipes here!


Kelly edge
Kelly edge

Very excited to make this and shake things up for my lunches


Love it!

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