amazing quinoa salad

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This amazing and versatile quinoa salad can be a hearty and delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner or colourful side! Give this gluten free salad a try and add your own favourite vegetables.

?Serves: 4+
? Prep: 5 mins    Cook : 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tri coloured quinoa
  • 1/2 butternut pumpkin
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 head broccoli
  • ​3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1/2 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • ​1-2 tablespoons goats cheese or feta

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 180ºC
  2. Cook quinoa according to packet instructions (can be cooked on stove top, in microwave or rice cooker)
  3. Dice pumpkin into small pieces (about 1cm) and cut cauliflower into small pieces (similar size to the pumpkin)
  4. ​Place pumpkin and cauliflower in a bowl and coat with olive oil
  5. Place on oven tray (lined with baking paper) and roast for 20 minutes at 180ºC
  6. While vegetables are roasting, cut broccoli into small pieces and slightly steam (on cook top top or in microwave covered for 3 minutes)
  7. Wash spinach and place in a large bowl
  8. Dice capsicum and shell fresh peas (if using)
  9. Once pumpkin and cauliflower have been cooking for 20 minutes, sprinkle with pine nuts and roast altogether for a further 5 minutes
  10. Combine spinach, quinoa, broccoli, capsicum, peas and roasted veggies
  11. Top with a sprinkle of cheese
  12. Serve plain or with a squeeze of orange juice, a dash of balsamic vinegar or a dollop of Greek yoghurt and enjoy

 

Notes

Add any of your favourite salad ingredients, we like to use sweet potato instead of pumpkin, adding chickpeas or use different nuts.

Change up this salad using fresh vegetables when in season and enjoy all year round!

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