Quinoa Salad with Broccoli, Feta, and Lemon Olive Oil

Quinoa Salad with Broccoli, Feta, and Lemon Olive Oil
By
Staff Writer
Nudo

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Olive Oil

Quinoa is an incredibly versatile grain that is easily added to any seasonal produce. In this recipe, quinoa is taken up a notch with Nudo's lemon-flavored olive oil and fresh chunks of feta chese, spring onions, and broccoli. Visit Nudo's website to learn more about their olive oils and where to buy them.

4
Servings
362
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head broccoli
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Nudo
  • 1 Cup red or white quinoa
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Ounces Feta cheese
  • 8 stalks spring onions
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon olive oil, preferably Nudo

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Remove broccoli florets from the stem and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Cut the usable parts of remaining stem lengthwise and then slice into ¼ inch pieces. On a baking tray, toss the florets and stems with 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Roast them in oven until they are tender and browned in some spots, about 10-15 minutes.

In a bowl, rinse the quinoa in water, lightly stirring with your fingers. Drain and put the quinoa in a small pot with 1 ½ cups of water and a dash of salt. Slowly bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When boiling, reduce to simmer, cover, and cook until it is tender, about 15 minutes. Drain any excess water and set aside to cool.

Cube the feta into ¼-inch pieces and chop the spring onions. In a bowl add together the broccoli, onions, feta, and quinoa. Season with the lemon oil, salt, and pepper. Toss and serve at room temperature or cold.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
1058µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
38mg
51%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
40µg
44%
Calcium, Ca
143mg
14%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
14g
56%
Folate, total
57µg
14%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
194mg
28%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
143mg
10%
Water
12g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Quinoa Salad Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Salad Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.