Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad-quinoa with roasted broccoli, spinach, pistachios, green onion, lemon, and feta cheese. This healthy salad is great as a side dish or main dish.
On Monday, I shared my favorite Roasted Broccoli recipe. I have been making it every day for about a week, you know to start the new year off right. I love eating roasted broccoli plain or along side any meal, it goes great with anything. This time, I decided to mix things up by making a salad with my roasted broccoli. I am so glad I did because this Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad is my new favorite salad. You have to try it!
The base of the salad is quinoa. I love using quinoa because it is healthy, hearty, and a good source of protein. I don’t do wimpy salads. I don’t want to walk away from my salad feeling hungry and I promise this salad will leave you satisfied.
And if you want to know how to make perfect quinoa every time, check out my post on The Pioneer Woman! There are step-by-step photos and tips!
To the quinoa, I added my favorite roasted broccoli, spinach, green onion, a drizzle of olive oil, squeeze of fresh lemon juice, chopped pistachios, and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper and that is it! The salad is done and ready to be eaten…my favorite part:)
Enjoy this salad for a healthy lunch or dinner! It reheats well, so make sure you save the leftovers. And I even ate it cold the next day and it was still good! This salad is a winner all-around!
Make healthy eating easy and make this Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad. It is so good you will forget that it is good for you! You will want to eat it every day…at least I do! Enjoy!
Quinoa with roasted broccoli, spinach, pistachios, green onion, lemon, and feta cheese. This healthy salad is great as a side dish or main dish.
Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2 heaping cups roasted broccoli
3 cups roughly chopped spinach
1 green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup chopped pistachios
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1. In a medium saucepan,bring quinoa and water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until for 15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, covered. Remove lid and fluff with a fork. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl.
2. Add the roasted broccoli, spinach, and green onion to the quinoa. Drizzle with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Gently stir. Add the chopped pistachios, feta cheese, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve.
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