Protein-Packed Rainbow Salad Recipe

Protein-Packed Rainbow Salad Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: The Domestic Geek via Youtube


As a busy person myself, it’s hard for me to cook every day, so meal-prep dishes are my go-to. While searching for a new recipe, I found this rainbow salad from The Domestic Geek on Youtube. What I like about this recipe is that it’s so healthy and full of protein and fiber; perfect for those people who watch their diet closely. It’s also flavorful, super filling, and easy to make! What are you waiting for? Try this today and see for yourself. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions.



  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 – 19 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

To start, make the dressing. In a bowl, combine 3 tbsp avocado oil, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp honey, and 1 tsp Dijon mustard. Season with some salt and ground black pepper. Mix well to combine, then set it aside. Now, prep and cut the ingredients accordingly.

Making the dressing for the rainbow salad
Image credits: The Domestic Geek via Youtube


Step 2

Once done chopping all the veggies, start assembling the salad. In a large bowl, add 2 cups of cooked quinoa followed by one can of rinsed chickpeas, 1 diced cucumber, 1 cup of shredded red cabbage, 1/2 cup of corn kernels, 1 cup of shredded carrots, 1 diced red bell pepper, 1/4 finely diced red onion, and 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley. Lastly, drizzle the apple cider dressing over.

Step 3

Once done, toss everything well together to combine, then transfer and divide it into your meal prep containers and you’re done. Enjoy!

Mixing all the rainbow salad ingredients
Image credits: The Domestic Geek via Youtube

Protein-Packed Rainbow Salad Recipe

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