Roasted Broccoli Tofu & Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing

Give this absolutely wholesome and yet delicious salad made from toasted broccoli and peppers along with quinoa making it a wholesome dish on its own. Serve it along with a warm garlic bread and a chilled soup for a summer meal.

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Roasted Broccoli Tofu & Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing
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Roasted Broccoli Tofu & Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing is not just a salad in itself. A loaded dish with healthy inclusions like broccoli and crunchy, colourful bell peppers, added protein in the form of tofu and quinoa. 

While the veggies are oven roasted, the quinoa is pressure cooked and the salad is brought together with a tangy, roasted garlic dressing. 

Broccoli Tofu & Quinoa Salad is a meal in itself and will surely keep one satiated for a long time. 

Did you know: Broccoli is rich in Folate, Vitamins A, C and K, Potassium and Amino Acids. Low in calories, Broccoli is excellent for helping you lose weight and to help your digestion. It also helps in lowering cholesterol levels. Broccoli is linked to lowering our risk for many types of Cancers as well as Heart Disease.

Serve Roasted Broccoli Tofu & Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing along with Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade Recipe, warm Whole Wheat Rosemary Focaccia Bread for a refreshing summer meal. 

Try our other salad recipes : 

  1. Lettuce, Apple And Carrot Salad With Chilli Dressing Recipe
  2. Baby Potato Salad with Onion & Cheese Recipe
  3. Cuban Black Bean Salad Recipe

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegan
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Pepper Corns , coarsely pounded 
  • 1 cup Broccoli
  • 1 cup Red Yellow and Green Bell Peppers (Capsicum)
  • 1 cup Tofu , cut into small cubes 
  • 1/3 cup Quinoa
  • For the dressing 
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
  • 2 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina) , finely chopped 
  • 2 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina) , finely chopped 

How to make Roasted Broccoli Tofu & Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing

  1. To begin making the Roasted Broccoli Tofu and Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing, prep all the ingredients and keep ready.

  2. To cook the Quinoa, wash and soak the quinoa in water for about 20 minutes. 

  3. In the pressure cooker, add the quinoa along with 1 cup of water, a little salt and a teaspoon of olive oil. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally and keep aside.

  4. To roast the veggies, preheat the oven at 180 degree celsius 

  5. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and grease lightly with olive oil. Place the broccoli, bell peppers, tofu, and whole garlic cloves, sprinkle salt and pepper and drizzle olive oil on top. 

  6. Loosely cover the vegetables with an aluminum foil for the first 10 minutes so it gets cooked in the steam and does not brown too much.

  7. After 5 to 6 minutes of cooking in the oven, open the foil and roast for another 5 to 6 minutes until the vegetables have a lightly golden brown texture.

  8. Take care not to char the vegetables too much. Once done, remove from the oven and set aside. 

  9. Alternatively, You could also stir fry the vegetables in a wok and stir fry on medium high heat until the vegetables are cooked and have a good bite. 

  10. To make the Lemon garlic dressing, in a small bowl combine the lemon juice, honey, red chilli flakes, chopped mint leaves. Chop the roasted garlic from the baking tray, add it to this dressing and whisk well to combine.

  11. The final step is to bring the salad together. In a large mixing bowl toss the oven roasted veggies, tofu and quinoa together. Drizzle the lemon garlic dressing, mix well and serve chilled.

  12. Serve Roasted Broccoli Tofu & Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing along with Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade Recipe, warm Whole Wheat Rosemary Focaccia Bread for a refreshing summer meal.