Quinoa Super Salad from the top
Quinoa Super Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This mixed vegetable quinoa salad is delicious and substantial, so can act as a main dish or side dish, and it goes perfectly with this lemon, tahini and mustard dressing. The salad has a mix of different vegetables, plus nuts and seeds for that crunch and protein. Topped with fresh herbs it has a real outdoor eating summer feel!

Course: BBQ, main, Salad, side, starter
Cuisine: American, british, european, French, latin
Keyword: butternut squash, dressing, nuts, olives, protein, quinoa, radish, salad, salad dressing, summer salad, vegetable salad
Servings: 4
Author: Vanessa
Ingredients
Quinoa Salad
  • 250 g uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup Olives (destoned)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2/3 cup Sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked butternut squash, chopped into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • Handful radishes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Toasted pumpkin, sunflower seeds and pinenuts
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Handful fresh, chopped Parsley / coriander
Dressing
  • Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard or dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (other vinegar will also work) plus more if needed
  • Extra water, if required (depends on how strong you want the dressing)
Instructions
Quinoa Salad
  1. Cook the quinoa as per the instructions. Put into a large serving dish or salad bowl. 

  2. Add all other ingredients and mix in gently except the toasted seeds, smoked paprika and parsley.

  3. Top the mix by sprinkling the toasted seeds, smoked paprika and parsley on the top.

Dressing
  1. Mix all ingredients together except the extra apple cider vinegar and the extra water.

  2. Depending on how thick / watery you like the dressing, and how much you like the sourness of vinegar, add some extra vinegar and / or water until it is your desired consistency.