by Olena

Broccoli Quinoa Salad

by Olena

5 from 1 reviews

Broccoli Quinoa Salad Recipe is a cold quinoa salad with raw broccoli, cooked quinoa, toasted almonds, any fresh herbs, olive oil and lemon. | ifoodreal.com

I don’t love broccoli but I love my healthy broccoli salad! This broccoli quinoa salad is my second favourite and contains chopped broccoli, a mix of herbs, toasted slivered almonds and cooked quinoa. I really wanted all ingredients to be of similar texture. Then I added organic extra virgin olive oil (great for salads and not so great for heating), a bit of lemon juice, salt and pepper.

This quinoa and broccoli salad with almonds was to die for and made a complete meal which we ate for days. I used slivered almonds which I happened to have on hand. I love their texture but they cost an arm and a leg, I agree. You can substitute with coarsely chopped almonds.

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How to Make Broccoli Quinoa Salad

  1. In a medium pot, add quinoa, water and a pinch of salt. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork. Set aside.
  2. In the meanwhile, preheat small skillet on low heat and add almonds. Toast until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, add broccoli and process in batches until coarsely chopped.Broccoli Quinoa Salad Recipe is a cold quinoa salad with raw broccoli, cooked quinoa, toasted almonds, any fresh herbs, olive oil and lemon. | ifoodreal.com
  4. Add to a large bowl along with remaining ingredients and gently stir to combine. Serve cold.
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Broccoli Quinoa Salad

5 from 1 reviews

Broccoli Quinoa Salad Recipe is a cold quinoa salad with raw broccoli, cooked quinoa, toasted almonds, any fresh herbs, olive oil and lemon.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups water + pinch of salt
  • 1 cup almonds, slivered (coarsely chopped)
  • 1.5 lbs broccoli (including stems), cut int osmall chunks
  • 1 cup herbs, finely chopped (I used dill+parsley+mint+basil+cilantro+chives)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 lemon, zest of
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, add quinoa, water and a pinch of salt. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork. Set aside.
  2. In the meanwhile, preheat small skillet on low heat and add almonds. Toast until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, add broccoli and process in batches until coarsely chopped. Add to a large bowl along with remaining ingredients and gently stir to combine. Serve cold.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Love this salad. Only used dill and scallions which has given it the best flavor. Thought I could cut back on the olive oil but no, the amount stated is required. Used only half the quinoa once cooked as I wanted alot more veggie. Will share this recipe.

  2. This is a great summer salad and a bit different from the usual. I loved the crunch from the toasted almonds. I did add a bit more lemon juice but I love that extra tanginess! 😉

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