Broccoli Quinoa Salad

broccoli quinoa salad recipe

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

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 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


  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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