Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad

A delicious roasted broccoli quinoa salad with roasted sweet potatoes, kale and a flavorful lemon dressing. Great as a gluten-free vegetarian main!

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ pound broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped into ¼ – ½ inch chunks
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water (or veggie broth)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons feta cheese
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch laccinto kale, roughly chopped
  • olive oil, as needed
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • crushed red pepper, to taste (optional)
Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Rinse and drain quinoa if needed. Place quinoa and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer, cover and let it cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat after 15 minutes and place quinoa in a large bowl to cool.
  3. Drain and rinse your canned chickpeas. Place the chickpeas on a paper towel or hand towel to dry.
  4. Toss broccoli and sweet potato chunks with a little olive oil and roast at 425ºF for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, add your kale and chickpeas to the roasting pan. Toss, and roast for another 15 minutes. Stirring the veggies around at least once during the roasting process.
  5. Once your veggies are nice and roasted, remove from the oven and combine them with the quinoa.
  6. Chop parsley, crumble feta and add to the quinoa and vegetable mixture.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar and maple syrup. Gently stir in oil, and add salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes to taste. Toss dressing over quinoa/vegetable mixture.
  8. Enjoy and store any leftovers in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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