Healthy, quick, flavorful, and ready in just minutes! This Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad is all of those things and more! It wasn’t that long ago that I couldn’t even pronounce quinoa correctly, let alone know what it was. Now it is a staple in my house! This yummy grain is so filling and gluten free! It is full of fiber and protein making it an excellent choice for a filling side dish!
I love roasted broccoli on its own. It is so simple to throw a pan in the oven and roast it for a quick snack or even a side dish to an easy meal like rotisserie chicken. When you mix that roasted broccoli with this quinoa it really becomes a light meal on its own!
If you have never had quinoa, think of it to have a texture similar to rice, but more filling. The first time I had quinoa I had a bowl full and felt like I had just eaten a 10 course meal. If you are trying to diet or just eat healthier quinoa is a fantastic option.
That is why I love this salad! The full flavor of the roasted broccoli paired with the filling quinoa is so yummy! A must try!
Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water or broth
- 2 heaping cups roasted broccoli
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Cook your quinoa first. 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.
- Add the roasted broccoli, and green onion to the quinoa. Drizzle with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Gently stir. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve.
Courses Side Dish