Quinoa, Lentil and Herb Salad with a Yoghurt, Honey and Cumin Dressing

This recipe originally appeared on Georgia's blog

Try this healthy salad recipe from Aussie Olympian Georgia Nanscawen...


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 420g can brown lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • A large handful of roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • A large handful of flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • A large handful of mint, roughly chopped
  • A small handful of raisins
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Pinch of salt


In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, lentils, carrot, almonds, parsley, mint, raisins and pomegranate seeds. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with a little olive oil and mix together well.

For the dressing, mix together the yoghurt, honey, cumin and salt in a small bowl. You can either drizzle the dressing over the salad, or serve on the side for people to help themselves.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish, or you can add meat for a more substantial salad (lamb is a winner)!

About the author: Georgia Nanscawen is a professional hockey player for Australia, and has been since she made her debut aged 17 in 2009. From then, she has picked up over 160 caps, and has represented her country at the Commonwealth Games, World Cup, and the Olympic Games. When she isn't playing hockey, Georgia blogs and make amazing healthy recipes, all of which are available on her website: https://littlepippincreations.com Follow Georgia on Instagram and Twitter for more healthy recipes, and hockey updates.