Quinoa & feta salad with roasted vegetables

Quinoa & feta salad with roasted vegetables

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins


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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  • 200g quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    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 peppers, red, yellow or mixture, deseeded and cut into chunky long wedges



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 200g baby courgette, halved lengthways



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

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



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

  • pinch of sugar



    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


  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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5th Aug, 2019
This is a yummy recipe! Used cous cous, but followed recipe otherwise. Served as a side for family bbq, but could happily have eaten by itself , as quite filling. Delicious!
10th Sep, 2018
This is totally delicious with the feta and citrus zest and juice. I didn't have a lemon, so I used a lime. I didn't have quinoa, so I substituted for 45g of pearled spelt. I scoffed 3/4 of the recipe, and I only left the last quarter so as not to feel like too much of a pig ... but it was tempting to eat the lot! I also added another onion, and I cooked the courgette (I used one large one I got from Oddbox and cut into several chunky batons). So moreish, and great for a meat free dinner.
14th Jan, 2016
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.
5th Jan, 2016
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.
5th May, 2015
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!
13th Jan, 2015
The feta cheese brings this to a whole new level.
5th Oct, 2014
Bit too lemony for me and when you cook the quinoa for 20 mins (like the packet says) it turns out too soggy.
8th Sep, 2014
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.
2nd Apr, 2014
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.
25th Mar, 2013
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.


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