Unimumma’s Week 4 Recipes: Ham and Beetroot Salad Lunchbox

Makes 1-2 servings (but can be easily double although you may want to make fresh that morning or night before so ingredients don’t go soggy in the fridge)


  • 1 raw beetroot
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Ham trimmings (do not be put off by buying ham trimmings, they are significantly cheaper, and are lot more satisfying that wafer slices)
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 roasted red pepper (from a jar, a great cupboard filler to add to many meals)
  • 1 dollop of low fat hummus
  • 1 handful mixed lettuce
  • 50g quinoa mix


  1. Grate the beetroot and mix with the mustard
  2. Cook the quinoa (in veg stock if you have any)
  3. Assemble all the ingredients together

I know this one may seem rather boring, but this is a good lunchbox idea, and you can mix up the ingredients. For example, the next day, I had most of those ingredients, but no quinoa, and leftover broccoli. So I traded quinoa for broccoli, and sprinkled some cumin on top, and a squeeze of lemon, and you suddenly have a Moroccan inspired lunch box!

– by Unimumma aka Sarah Harding

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