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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

27 min

Meal

Salad

Dressing

This salad is a light and fresh meal idea, which is just perfect for the hot summer months. Delicious enjoyed both warm or cold, as a side or main dish.

Servings

Total

27 min

Prep

7 min

Cook

20 min

Contains

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Ingredients

Roasted garlic

  • 1
    head garlic
  • ½ tsp
    olive oil

Salad

  • 2 cups (370 g)
    cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup (185 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 1
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    tomato, chopped
  • 1
    stalk green onion, thinly sliced
  • cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup (40 g)
  • ¼ cup (38 g)
    kalamata olives, pits removed, chopped

Dressing

Optional garnishes

  • fresh basil
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh mint leaves
  • fresh parsley
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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
  2. Cut the top ½ cm off the head of garlic to expose the cloves, and place it on a baking tray. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and roast on the centre rack for 20 minutes, or until golden and fragrant.
  3. While the garlic roasts, prep the veggies.
  4. To a large bowl, add the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, cut veggies, cranberries, and olives. Toss to combine.
  5. When the roasted garlic is removed from the oven and cooled enough to handle, remove the cloves of garlic from the skin and place in a medium bowl.
  6. Mash the garlic with a fork, and then add the remaining of the dressing ingredients. Stir to combine.
  7. Pour dressing over the salad and toss. Top with the roasted almonds, and enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Store the dressing separately until ready to serve.

Plate method

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Grains 26%

cooked quinoa

Proteins 21%

cooked chickpeas

tahini

roasted almonds

Fruits & Veggies 53%

head garlic

red bell pepper

yellow bell pepper

tomato

stalk green onion

cucumber

dried cranberries

kalamata olives

lemon

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

olive oil

kalamata olives

olive oil

tahini

roasted almonds

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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