Vegan Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

So now as I settle back into some modified version of the way that I have been eating for the last 29 days, I am excited to add back a few things! Like Quinoa! I made this Vegan Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad for Pia a few weeks back and she was head over heels for it. I thought it was the perfect thing to share on a Meatless Monday! Great for a lighter dinner or make the whole recipe and split it up for a couple take-to-work or school lunches. Hope you enjoy it!

Vegan Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Ingredients
Quinoa:
  1. 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  2. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  3. 2 cups white quinoa
  4. ¼ cup minced flat leaf parsley
  5. Roasted Vegetables:
  6. 2 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise
  7. 1 Sweet Potato, peeled and diced
  8. Red bell pepper, cored and diced
  9. Zucchini, cut into bit sized chunks
  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  11. kosher salt

Salad:
  1. Shallot, minced
  2. 3 cups baby spinach
  3. 1 avocado

Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
For the Quinoa:
  • Bring the broth and salt to a simmer over medium heat and then stir in the quinoa. Stir well and bring the quinoa to a simmer then turn the heat to low and put lid on the quinoa. Simmer for 20 minutes and then turn the heat off and let sit until you are ready to serve. Then fluff the quinoa with a fork and gently stir in the fresh parsley.
  • While the Quinoa is cooking, add the jalapeno, sweet potatoes, bell pepper and zucchini on a sheet pan and toss with the olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Roast for 10-12 minutes until everything is golden and tender.