When it comes to warm quinoa salads, nothing beats a bowl of quinoa with delicious roasted vegetables!
This roasted broccoli quinoa salad is the perfect meal for cold days. It’s nutritious, delicious, and packed with lots of flavors from the honey mustard dressing.
The combination of roasted vegetables, dates, and parsley creates a beautiful balance of flavors that makes this vegan quinoa salad recipe uniquely tasty. Topped with some extra parsley, this broccoli and quinoa salad is everything you need for meal prep.
Yield: 5 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 25 min
Total time: 35 min
1 head broccoli
1 ½ cups quinoa
2 cups parsley (tightly packed)
1 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
⅔ cup chopped dates (approx x dates)
A drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 tbsp mustard
3 tbsp honey
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
Chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces
Chop the onion into medium pieces
To a baking dish, add the broccoli, onion, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Put it in the oven and cook for 25 minutes.
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly. Rinsing removes quinoa's natural coating, called saponin, which can make it taste bitter.
Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic.
Add the rinsed quinoa and minced garlic to the water, cover with a lid, reduce to medium heat, and cook for 20 minutes.
In the meantime, let’s make the honey mustard! To a small bowl, add the mustard and honey. Whisk until well combined.
Chop the dates
Chop the parsley.
Once the quinoa and roasted vegetables are ready, add them to a bowl. Add the dates, parsley, and honey mustard. Combine well. And that’s it! It’s ready to be served. Garnish with more parsley and an extra drizzle of honey mustard.
This recipe is perfect for meal prep! Store in airtight containers for up to a week.
$8.75. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only. It does not include seasoning.
*Quinoa is an ancient food that originated around 5,000 years ago in the Andes and in the past few years has gained global popularity due to its health benefits and nutritional value. It’s a grain crop grown for its edible seeds. This means that quinoa is a seed, which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. It’s perfect for people with gluten intolerance as it’s gluten-free. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids making it an excellent source of protein - This is referred to as a “complete protein” food. It has both more and better protein than most grains.
*Broccoli is high in many vitamins and minerals, including folate, potassium, manganese, iron, and vitamins C and K1. It is low in digestible carbs but provides a decent amount of fiber, which promotes gut health and may reduce your risk of various diseases.
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