Quinoa, Hemp and Roasted Carrot Salad


  • 2 pounds of baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup hulled or whole hemp seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or any heat stable oil
  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Chopped fresh basil, oregano, thyme etc.
  • Salt and pepper


Bring water to a boil and add the rinsed quinoa. Allow to boil for three or four minutes, cover and reduce heat until water is absorbed, approximately ten minutes. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss carrots with olive oil and garlic. Roast on the baking sheet for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.

Toast hulled hemp seeds on a dry skillet heated to medium high. Toss continuously until lightly browned.

Toss carrots, hemp (use whole hemp seeds for added crunch) and quinoa with lemon, green onion and herbs. Allow to fully chill and serve at room temperature.

Servings:Serves 4
Preparation Time:20 minutes