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Heart Healthy Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Salad

quinoa-salad

Recently I was inspired by one of my sisters to create a play on a taco salad using quinoa and roasted veggies. Being Winter I tend to gravitate toward squash and other hearty veggies like carrots and zucchini. This meal is so easy and ridiculously healthy!!

Quinoa is an amazing super food! It’s an anti-inflammatory, heart healthy, and naturally high in fiber and protein. The beta-carotene in the veggies combined with all 9 essential amino acids in the quinoa will give your brain and body a boost!

I also love the nutty smell of quinoa as it’s cooking, and the comforting aroma of the veggies roasting. I hope you find this recipe a fun and easy one to make.


Heart Healthy Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Salad

  • Servings: About 4 people
  • Difficulty: Easy
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INGREDIENTS

Quinoa

  • 1 cup organic dry quinoa
  • 1 tsp organic cumin
  • 1 tsp organic onion powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Roasted Veggies

  • 2 medium organic chopped & peeled carrots
  • 1 organic zucchini chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced & peeled butternut squash
  • 1 medium organic chopped potato
  • 1/2 cup organic chopped celery
  • 1 tsp organic onion powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Top salad with (optional):

  • handful of organic mixed greens
  • sliced avocado
  • feta cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • salsa

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Once cooked add cumin, onion powder, sea salt and pepper. Mix until combined
  2. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Prepare the veggies, and spread them out onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with onion powder, salt & pepper, and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Roast in preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes. After about 10 minutes stir the veggies on the baking sheet.
  5. Once quinoa and veggies are finished layer the quinoa on the bottom, top with roasted veggies, and all of the toppings you desire.

Enjoy!

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