quinoa salad with beetroot and toasted broccoli

quinoa salad with beetroot and toasted broccoli
14th March 2017 Katie

Inspired by a delicious boxed salad that I grabbed whilst out last week, the beautiful colour of the quinoa comes from the beetroot, an unsung hero of the vegetable world.  Ready in less than 20 minutes and absolutely perfect for a more grown-up packed lunch, this is delicious served with a side of hummus.  The contrast of colours, flavours and textures will ensure it a spot in any buffet.  This salad can be prepared up to 2 days in advance, and drizzled with balsamic just before serving.  Check out the nutritional values too – 151% of your RDA of vitamin C  – essential for the absorption of the high iron content.  Look out for UK-grown quinoa too.


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Instructions
  1. Rinse and cook the quinoa, according to packet instructions.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, chop the broccoli into small florets.
  3. Heat a large frying pan and toast the sunflower and pumpkin seeds in the dry pan. When they are cooked they will start popping. Tip out and reserve.
  4. With the pan still over the heat, tip in the broccoli and cook, stirring only occasionally, until browned in places.
  5. Once the quinoa is cooked, cool by refreshing under a cold tap. Open the beetroot, and drain the liquid into the cooked quinoa. Coarsely grate the beetroot into the quinoa, add the vinegar and stir gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper and the sumac.
  6. Top with the broccoli and toasted seeds. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze.
  7. Delicious served with hummus on the side.

Nutrition Facts
quinoa salad with beetroot and toasted broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 151mg
6%
Potassium 363mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
24%
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
151%
Calcium
9%
Iron
35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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