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Vegan Protein Salad Idea for Lunch

Protein Bomb Salad

The summer is in full swing here in Amsterdam - and we are in the mood for some Salad Bowls!

This lunch salad bowl (for two people) has a lot of protein in it prep time is around 30 minutes:


  • 200g of Spinach
  • 150g of Quinoa
  • One 400g Canned Lentils (will only use half for this recipe)
  • One Head of Broccoli
  • One Cucumber
  • Sweat Potato
  • 100g of Hummus
  • 160g of Tempeh
  • One 400g Canned Chick Peas (will only use half for this recipe)
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Garam Masala Spice
  • One piece of Fresh Ginger
  • One clove of Garlic
  • Lemon


  • Step 1: Quinoa
    • Pre-Heat oven to 120degrees
    • Boil water in a pot
    • First rinse the Quinoa before adding it to the pot
  • Step 2: Make the marinade for the Tempeh
    • Peel the ginger and grate the ginger
    • Peel the clove of garlic and grate it finely
    • Grate the skin of the Lemon finely
    • Squeeze out the lemon juice into a bowl
    • Add in the grated garlic, half of the ginger and lemon grated skin
    • One teaspoon of olive oil
    • One teaspoon of honey or sugar
    • Salt and Pepper
  • Cut the tempeh into cubes and let it marinade in the bowl of marinade you just prepared
Step 3: Lentils
  • Use only 200g of Lentils and clean the Lentils with cold water in a drainer then set aside
Step 4: Chick Peas & Broccoli
  • Use only 200g of Chick Peas and clean the Chick Peas with cold water in a drainer
  • Then in a separate bowl add the chick peas, 1-2 table spoons of olive oil & 1-2 teaspoons of Garam Masala spice & season with salt and pepper
  • Cut off the stork of the broccoli. Cut the remainder of the broccoli up into pieces 
  • Add into an oven safe bowl the broccoli and chick peas and roast in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes
Step 5: Cucumber & Spinach
  • Dice the cucumber
  • Cut the spinach
Step 6: Fry Tempeh
  • Add 1 - 2 spoons of olive oil to a pan and fry the tempeh for about 3 minutes until it is brown and crispy
Step 7: Dressing for the Salad
  • Dressing for the salad:
    • 1 - 2 Table Spoons of Sesame oil
    • The other half of the Ginger
    • 1 - 2 Table Spoons of Soy Sauce
    • Mix
Step 8: Mix in a Bowl
    • Then add a to a big bowl the:
      • Spinach
      • Quinoa
      • Cucumber
      • Tempeh
      • Lentils
      • Broccoli & Chick Peas
      • And the pumpkin seeds
      • Add in the dressing and mix the together & Serve with the Hummus
    • Enjoy!


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