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Easy Roast Veg Salad

A flavourful easy main dish or side which will please any crowd. I love this salad as a main and it’s so simple to make. Make a bigger batch if you want meal prep for the week. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 3 Servings as a main meal
Calories 560 kcal

Ingredients
  

Quinoa

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1.5 Cups Water

Roasted Veg

  • 1 Small Butternut
  • 1 Medium Zucchini
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1/2 Head Broccoli
  • 1/2 Head Cauliflower
  • 1 Red/yellow bell pepper
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • Dash Italian seasoning Or oregano
  • Dash Smoked paprika
  • Sprinkle Salt and pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Fresh coriander Garnishing

Tahini dressing

  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1/2 Lemon Juiced
  • 2 Tsp Soya sauce Tamara/coconut aminos for gluten free
  • 2 Tsp Agave/maple syrup Or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 Cup Warm water
  • Pinch Chili flakes Optional

Instructions
 

Quinoa

  • Place quinoa, salt and water into a pot and bring to the boil. Once boiling cover pot with a lid and lower heat to lowest. Should simmer for 10-15 minutes until all the water has absorbed.

Roasted veg

  • Heat oven to 350F (200C) 
  • Chop all veggies and place on baking trays. Drizzle with olive oil.
    Vegetables on baking tray
  • Add a dash of cinnamon to the butternut.
    Butternut on baking tray
  • Add a dash of Italian seasoning to the zucchini and carrots.
    Vegetables on baking tray
  • Add a dash of smoked paprika to the cauliflower.
  • Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to all the veggies and bake for 30- 40minutes. The butternut might take a bit longer so bake that on a separate tray. 

Dressing

  • While the quinoa and veggies cook, place all your dressing ingredients in a small bowl, whisk together and let it stand. Tahini thickens slightly as it stands. 
    Easy Roast veg salad

Assembly

  • Once everything is done, toss the veggies into the quinoa pot and mix together. Dish up and drizzle tahini dressing over. Garnish with fresh coriander or fresh herb of choice. 

Notes

Use whatever vegetables you like or have on hand. 
Double quinoa for a batch to feed 4-6 people and add 1 tsp salt to the water. 
Keyword easy salad, healthy vegan meals, vegan meals