Joe Wicks' veggie superfood salad recipe

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Joe Wicks’ veggie superfood salad bowl is ready in 15 minutes and can be made ahead if you need lunch on the go

Joe Wicks' veggie superfood salad
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  • healthy
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories918 Kcal46%
Sugars25.6 g28%
Saturated Fat10.2 g51%
Protein50.6 g101%
Fat34.2 g49%
Carbohydrates88.5 g34%

Joe Wicks’ veggie superfood salad is quick and easy to make and is packed with protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

This is a lighter option compared to Joe Wicks chicken pie and is a great recipe to make for your lunch. Joe uses a mixture of superfoods including avocado, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds. These ingredients are full of nutrients and antioxidants and help keep you feeling fuller for longer. 


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 x 250g pack pre-cooked puy lentils
  • 1⁄4 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained
  • 75ml very hot vegetable stock
  • 2 cooked beetroots, finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 fennel bulb, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp mint, very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1⁄2 orange
  • 50g midget trees (tenderstem broccoli), thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1⁄2 ripe avocado, de-stoned
  • 30g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds (optional)




  1. Melt the coconut oil in a wide non-stick saucepan and add the lentils, chickpeas and stock.
  2. Stir and cook for 3–4 minutes over a high heat, or until the stock is absorbed.
  3. Chuck in the beetroots and fennel and remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the chopped herbs, vinegar and orange juice.
  4. In a small saucepan of lightly salted boiling water, blanch the broccoli for 2 minutes, then drain and add into the lentil mixture. Season and toss to mix well.
  5. Place a non-stick griddle pan on a high heat and when hot add the avocado, cut side-down. Griddle for 3 minutes.
  6. Place the lentil mixture in a wide bowl, top with the griddled avocado and scatter with feta and the pumpkin and pomegranate seeds, if using. Season and serve.

Top tips for making Joe Wicks’ veggie superfood salad

Joe says: ‘Here's a vegetarian meal that is packed full of goodness and flavour. It makes a great lunch on the go, so box it up and carry it to work for the win.' The recipe serves one but it’s easy to make in bulk and then you have leftovers for the rest of the week. The grilled avo is optional and would work just as well uncooked. 

Is Joe Wicks vegetarian?

Although Joe is not a full time vegetarian, he believes in eating a balanced varied diet and has lots of vegetarian and vegan recipes. 

Does Joe Wicks have a vegetarian cookbook?

Yes, Joe’s first vegetarian cookbook was published in 2018. Veggie Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks is full of meat-free inspiration from breakfast through to dinner. The meals are so hearty and full of flavour, you won’t miss the meat! 

What are the healthiest vegetables for salad?

Lettuce leaves and greens are generally very low in calorie so you can load up on these as your salad base. Beetroot is a great salad ingredient because it is rich in antioxidants and can help improve digestive health. Carrots are high in fibre and vitamin C and would make a nice addition to this salad. Try them grated or sliced into thin ribbons. 

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Other hearty options inside this book include a lamb and coconut curry, Turkish-style eggs with roasted peppers and yogurt and an Asian beef stir fry with Oyster sauce. 

Joe Wicks recipes are great if you want to lose weight but they are also good inspiration if you need more dinner ideas. We have lots of filling salad recipes which you could serve alongside Joe Wicks healthy butter chicken. 

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks aka ‘The Body Coach’ rose to fame after his Instagram videos started to go viral. With 15-minute recipes and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts to do at home, Joe quickly became one of the most followed personal trainers in the country.

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