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Quinoa & feta salad with roasted vegetables

Quinoa & feta salad with roasted vegetables

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Quinoa is a fine, protein-packed grain that helps to keep you satisfied until your next meal, making this veggie salad a great lunchbox filler

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal404
  • fat21.4g
  • saturates8.4g
  • carbs35.3g
  • sugars11.2g
  • fibre2.6g
  • protein17.3g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red onion, peeled but left whole, then cut into 1cm thick round slices
  • 2 pepper, red, yellow or mixture, deseeded and cut into chunky long wedges

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 200g baby courgette, halved lengthways

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 3 garlic clove, unpeeled
  • zest and juice 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • pinch of sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • small pack flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 200g pack feta cheese

Method

  1. Cook the quinoa following pack instructions, then drain really well and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the onion and peppers with 1 tbsp of the oil and seasoning on a roasting tray, then roast for 15 mins.

  3. Toss the courgettes and garlic with the rest of the veg and roast for another 15 mins.

  4. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and mash with some seasoning. Stir in the remaining oil, lemon juice and zest and season with sugar to taste. Drizzle over the quinoa and toss together with the roasted vegetables and parsley. Crumble over the feta, toss gently again and serve.

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Comments (13)

lindapalmer1's picture
5

Delicious try using blue cheese instead of the feta as well as grated carrot and rocket and a fried or poached egg on top. Substantial main meal and delicious next day for lunchbox.

Crouton11's picture
5

I made it per the recipe and it went down well with all the family. The feta is important to give the dish taste. I look forward to experimenting with this.

annak19's picture
5

Delicious I served this with spiced roasted chicken thighs, and mint and lemon natural yoghurt. The quinoa was so tasty I forgot to eat my chicken!

kerriannecox's picture
5

The feta cheese brings this to a whole new level.

GeorgiePorgie35's picture
2.5

Bit too lemony for me and when you cook the quinoa for 20 mins (like the packet says) it turns out too soggy.

maryechappell's picture

Different & tasty, I added fingers of celery with the peppers, I couldn't get baby courgettes so I used a large one cut into fingers, I also added tomato wedges with the courgette and used basil instead of parsley. Not sure about quinoa I will try bulgar wheat next time.

hkj's picture
5

This was delicious. I used up what I had in the fridge – butternut squash and asparagus instead of courgettes, mint and basil instead of parsley and a whole (small) bulb of garlic for the dressing. I also added leftover roast chicken. Family loved it. Great flexible recipe and good for stuffing in those seven-a-day veggies.

bryanthegirl's picture
5

Did this with Bulghar Wheat a white onion and no garlic (as I'm not a garlic fan) and it worked very well and tasted lovely. Makes a lot of salad but keeps well in the fridge.
Goes well with the Ham and Beetroot salad bowl.

assenav's picture
4

Tastes much better cold as an alternative to salad. Fantastic super food!

gihetuge's picture
5

Quinoa & feta salad with roasted vegetables. All the ingredients are good for the heart. The slight change is with the red onion sliced instead of whole it blended better and easier to eat. Yes it is for a special treat. Very good food indeed.
My rating is 5 stars.
Gladys Ihetuge

wkathy's picture

As I didn't have any peppers on hand I used butternut pumpkin and sweet potato instead. delicious.

petermck's picture
5

I've made this for lunch this week and just had the first portion - cracking tasting and healthy. Cannae whack it.

julietallen1603's picture
5

I made this for dinner last night and added toasted seeds, sprinkled on top accompanied by pieces of haddock - delicious!

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