Hemp Seed and Quinoa Salad with Spicy Sweet Potato

Welcome back to our guest foodie blogger, Michelle from The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove. This recipe uses some of the wonderful ingredients now available at The Source.

Until recently Hemp Seed was not permitted to be sold as a food.  In November 2017 the law was changed to allow its sale.

According to Michelle, hemp has 50 -70% more protein than chia or linseed/flaxseed and is high in good omega fatty acids and low in carbs.  Michelle describes the taste as creamy (almost nutty like).  Hemp Seeds are great in almost anything from a smoothie to muesli or a hearty salad.


1 cup cooked Quinoa

2tbs chia seeds

2tbs hemp seeds

600 g sweet potato

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 cup cooked mung beans

1 cup goji berries

2 cup red cabbage

Salt and Pepper to taste

Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Heat oven to 200c;
  2. Cut the sweet potato into chunks and then roll in olive oil;
  3. Combine the spices and dip the sweet potato into the spice mix;
  4. Roast for 40 minutes until tender and just starting to caramelise;
  5. In a large bowl combine all the other ingredients and toss together;
  6. Drizzle with Extra Olive Oil and season with a little salt and pepper.

This will easily feed 8 as a side dish and can be stored in the fridge for a few days.  Michelle does not bother to peel her sweet potato.  Just give it a good wash as the skin holds extra nutrition and fibre.

Thank you, Michelle for the recipe.  Michelle works full time and has two teenagers, so she is all about quick, easy and nutritious recipes. She regularly brings in some of her home cooked treats for customers to nibble on while shopping at The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove.

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