Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cheese


Introduction

This quinoa salad is a healthy and filling meal, perfect for lunch or dinner. It is packed with roasted vegetables and feta cheese, and is tossed in a simple lemon vinaigrette. You can easily customize this salad to your liking by adding or substituting different vegetables.

Ingredients

-1 cup quinoa
-1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
-1 red onion, diced
-1 red pepper, diced
-1 zucchini, diced
-1 tbsp. olive oil
-Salt and pepper
-1/4 cup feta cheese
-2 tbsp. lemon juice
-1 tbsp. honey
-1 clove garlic, minced

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

2. In a large bowl, mix together quinoa, sweet potato, red onion, red pepper, and zucchini. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

3. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring a few times, until the vegetables are tender.

4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Add feta cheese, lemon juice, honey, and garlic, and mix until combined.

Potential changes & improvements

-Try adding different vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, or carrots.
-For a vegan version of this salad, omit the feta cheese.
-Add some chopped fresh parsley or mint for extra flavor.

What other food it works well with

This salad goes well with grilled chicken or fish.

Common Mistakes

-Overcooking the vegetables. Be sure to watch them closely so they don’t become too mushy.
-Not seasoning the salad enough. Be generous with the salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information

-Calories: 220
-Fat: 10 g
-Saturated Fat: 2 g
-Cholesterol: 10 mg
-Sodium: 190 mg
-Carbohydrates: 28 g
-Fiber: 5 g
-Sugar: 7 g
-Protein: 7 g

Allergens

-Quinoa
-Sweet potato
-Red onion
-Red pepper
-Zucchini
-Olive oil
-Feta cheese
-Lemon juice
-Honey
-Garlic


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