Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad

Written by chanie on March 20th, 2014

The best salads happen at the salad bar. It was Chanukah, and my sister in law and I made a run for Bagels & Greens to sample some of their amazing donuts. They had incredible flavors like Rosemary crunch, sweet basil, Oreo crunch, strawberry cheese cake, dulce de leche and even passion fruit. They were selling out fast so we made our way, babies in tow, and sat down for brunch.

To deguiltify our donut binge, we decided to start with a salad. We packed in some roasted veggies, beets, and quinoa with a drizzle of honey mustard dressing. I was used to eating quinoa salads where the quinoa was the main attraction, but I loved how the healthy grains coated my greens and stuck to the veggies. I decided to bring the idea home and roast up some veggies for a healthy lunch that’s packed with color and flavor.

I start by roasting up some veggies – there are so many to choose from! Keep it simple with zucchini and onions or add in some eggplant, peppers or mushrooms. A hint of oregano and balsamic add amazing flavor – and your house will smell incredible too.

I love topping my greens off with a poached or soft boiled egg. The creamy yolk coats the greens in a rich sauce that’s better than any salad dressing. Although, if you do want dressing (what’s a salad without a good dressing, right?), I’ve got plenty of options for you too!

1 year ago: nut omelette
2 years ago: Bubby’s challah kugel
3 years ago: perfect pareve french toast

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11 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ronnie Fein says:

    What could be bad? Whole grain, veggies, eggs and vinaigrette. That’s spring dinner for us.

  2. stephanie says:

    looks great, but honestly i want some of those donuts! sweet basil, please :)

  3. Veronica says:

    Love the soft boiled or poached egg on a salad–and thanks for reigniting the quinoa inspiration, I need to try this!

  4. Love to add roasted veggies to salads! Great recipe!

  5. Look good. A meal in itself!

  6. healthy meal.simply loving this!

  7. Rochel says:

    Perfect dish for a healthy hearty lunch! Your blog is AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!! Too many good recipes to choose from!

  8. Sb says:

    Can I use tri-color quinoa?

  9. geet says:

    This is so good! i will surely try making this. thank you for sharing

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