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Because a salad isn't just for the summer! Prepared with dried cranberries and nuts, this salad has a festive touch and is packed full of protein!
Duration1 hr
Prep Time1 hr
Servings1 serving


  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 sweet potato diced and roasted
  • 1 red onion diced and roasted
  • 200 g green beans steamed or boiled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • olive oil for dressing
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon juice (or vinaigrette, optional)


  • Prepare the quinoa ahead of time cooking it in boiling water.
  • Cook the diced red onion and sweet potato in the oven for 40 minutes at 200 degrees.
  • Chop the green beans and steam or boil.
  • Combine the veggies, quinoa, chopped nuts, cranberries and chickpeas (or lentils).
  • Season with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • You can prepare the veggies and quinoa the day before and assemble it all the day of Christmas. 
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Claire Power (Healthy French Wife)

Claire Power is a qualified nutritionist, mum of 3 and the food blogger/stylist and photographer behind Healthyfrenchwife. Claire creates and shares colourful healthy vegan plant-based recipes through her blog and social media to a following of over 105,000 people.