vegan Quinoa
chia Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Dec 4, 2018 at 10:18 am | Edited by Riri Tan



‘refreshing’ is the new tasty.

It is December, but here I am, fanning myself diligently so my body decides that it is cool enough to not break a sweat.

No, I am not kidding, it is that hot today. But if you are still not convinced, try asking Siri about the weather today in Malaysia. I bet it says 38°C. Do not get me wrong though, I am not complaining. After all, I live in one of the most beautiful country in South East Asia that has really good food. And if you live in a tropical country like I do, I would say this wonderful Vegan Quinoa Chia Salad with Orange Vinaigrette is a must for lunch today. Super refreshing, healthy and easy to prep ahead.

Definitely a work lunchbox idea worth saving, my friend.


Vegan Quinoa
CHIA Salad
with Orange Vinaigrette

side notes.

You add any vegetables you like, such as baby spinach, cucumber and baby corns.

Not a fan of quinoa? Go for pearl barley instead.

fun facts.

Harmony® Halvia chia seeds are USDA and EU certified organic and premium-graded. It is super packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and natural antioxidants. A key ingredient to balance out the Omega-6 with its rich Omega-3 fatty acids profile. Beats inflammation very well too.



For Salad Dressing

1/4 cup of fresh orange juice

Zest of 1/2 orange

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

For Salad

1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa

1 cup of water

3/4 cup of onion, sliced

2 cups of coral lettuce

3/4 cup of tomato, chopped

2 tablespoons of Harmony®️ Halvia chia seeds

2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds


1. To prepare salad, first bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan, then reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. Combine cooked quinoa, onion, coral lettuce, tomato, pomegranate seeds and Harmony® Halvia chia seeds together in a bowl. Set aside.

3. To make the dressing, blend all of the salad dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender till smooth. 

4. Drizzle the dressing over salad mixture and toss to coat.

5. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator before serving.


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