Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

Lunches can be boring.

Its hard to think of something the night before that you’ll be looking forward to eat the next day! This quinoa salad is easy to make and much tastier than a shop bought sandwich or salad. It’s healthy, filling and can be eaten hot or cold! I usually make a batch and then it can be taken for a few days.

Here is what you will need for one to two portions …

FullSizeRender 6

1 x Courgette

1 x Leek

1 x Pepper (Colour of your choice)

1/2 Broccoli

2 Cloves of Garlic

1 tsp of Vegetable Stock

1 Cup of quinoa

Olive Oil

Chilli Flakes

Thyme

Oregano

Salt and Pepper

Method…

Chop up all your veg into bitesize pieces and place in a dish. Drizzle with Olive Oil and sprinkle on your herbs, chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Crush the two garlic cloves and mix together. Place in the oven at 175° for 15 -20 minutes (make sure to give the tray a shake half way through)

FullSizeRender 6 copy.jpg

FullSizeRender 7.jpg

Whilst your veg are cooking away get the quinoa on the go! In a small pan add one cup of quinoa and two cups of boiling water with 1 tsp of stock. Give it a stir and bring to the boil, allow to simmer away. It will take around 10 minutes to cook.

FullSizeRender 9

The quinoa will absorb the water so keep an eye to make sure it doesn’t start sticking to the pan. Give it a stir now and then. Once the water has been absorbed take of the heat and allow to stand for a couple of minutes and then fluff up with a fork.

When both the quinoa and veg are cooked mix together and you’re done!

FullSizeRender 8

 

Shredded chicken is a good addition as is feta!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s