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Roasted Broccoli & Quinoa Salad

Roasted Broccoli & Quinoa Salad recipe served in a bowl.

Roasted Broccoli & Quinoa Salad 🍃🌿 w/ Creamy Herb Vinaigrette, avocado & spiced chickpeas 🍃🌿

This salad is my new obsession!! Roasted broccoli takes on amazing texture and flavor, and in combination with this incredibly yummy vinaigrette (you may be tempted to drink it 😂), it makes a totally delicious salad. 🍃🌿

It’s also perfect to make as a meal prep for a few days, just add the avocado fresh on the day you’re eating. 🍃🌿

Roasted Broccoli & Quinoa Salad recipe served in a bowl.

Roasted Broccoli & Quinoa Salad

This salad is my new obsession!! Roasted broccoli takes on amazing texture and flavor, and in combination with this incredibly yummy vinaigrette it makes a totally delicious salad. 
5 from 2 votes
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired
Keyword: Plant-Based Quinoa Salad, Vegan Quinoa Salad
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1.5 tbsp avocado oil 1/4 tsp kosher salt for roasting broccoli
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas rinsed
  • 1 tsp avocado oil 1/4 tsp each kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika for cooking chickpeas
  • 1/8 to 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved

Creamy Herb Vinaigrette (whisk together thoroughly; makes extra than needed for this recipe)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 2 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt ,
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (convect/fan). Cook quinoa according to package directions, and when it's done, let it cool in a mixing bowl or on serving platter, then mix juice of 1/2 lemon into it.
  • Meanwhile, cut brocc florets into similar small size and arrange on baking tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle its oil and salt, and toss. Bake 12 to 18 min, stirring halfway until bright green and lightly browning in spots. Remove tray from oven and let cool somewhat.
  • Add chickpeas, their oil and seasonings to a pan and cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 min until heated.
  • Combine half of the dressing, cooked quinoa, roasted brocc, sliced onion, chickpeas, halved tomatoes, reserving some to add on top at the end. Top with diced avocado. Serve with extra dressing as desired.
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