Quinoa Salad with Broccoli, Feta, and Lemon Olive Oil

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Quinoa Salad with Broccoli, Feta, and Lemon Olive Oil
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
406
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.
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
36%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
80µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
27.7%
Vitamin C
141mg
100%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
228µg
100%
Calcium
187mg
19%
Fiber
8g
32%
Folate (food)
198µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
198µg
49%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
126mg
31%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
355mg
51%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
822mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
26.9%
Sodium
596mg
25%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20%
Zinc
2mg
17%

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