Clean Eating Roasted Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad Recipe

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This clean eating roasted brussel sprout quinoa salad is surprisingly delicious!

It doesn’t look like much, but Mini Chef and I plowed through almost the entire dish for dinner the other night! Neither one of us could believe how delicious it was for something so simple. We absolutely devoured it!

A single bowl sits filled with this Clean Eating Roasted Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad. You can see the browned edges of the roasted brussel sprouts amidst a healthy serving if delicious quinoa.

THE RECIPE:

  • If you can roast veggies, and cook quinoa, you’ll love them paired together!
  • You can make the Brussel sprouts in an air fryer if you prefer that over oven roasting. (see link below)
  • Just add sautéed garlic and onions and you’ve got yourself one heck of a meatless meal!
  • This also makes a wonderful side dish for nearly any main course.

SERVE WITH:

  • A green salad (if enjoying this as a main meal)
  • Some chicken or pork (if enjoying this as a side dish)

Any way you serve this clean eating roasted brussel sprout quinoa salad, I know you’ll enjoy it. That is, if you love brussel sprouts….

BRUSSEL SPROUTS:

There are so many reasons to love brussel sprouts! If you were forced to eat mushy sprouts as a kid, you’ve been missing out on the properly cooked variety. Here are more reasons to love these little cabbages:

  • Low in calories and high in nutrients!
  • High in vitamines K, C, B6, potassium, iron,  magnesium, thiamine and phosphorus.
  • High in antioxidants, particularly kaempferol.
  • Tons of fiber.
  • May help maintain healthy  blood sugar levels.
  • May help fight cancer.
  • They may help reduce inflammations.
  • Contain Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • (source)

As you can see, even if you’ve never been a raving fan, it might be worth it to slip some into your meal from time to time!

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THIS CLEAN EATING RECIPE:

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CLEAN EATING ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUT QUINOA SALAD RECIPE:

Clean Eating Roasted Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad Recipe

Clean Eating Roasted Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad

A surprisingly delicious and nutritious meal you can enjoy as a meatless main course or as a wonderfully balanced side dish.
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Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings (as side dish - 2 servings as main meal)
Calories: 302kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. brussel sprouts - cleaned and trimmed as needed
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dry quinoa (rinsed well)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (no sugar added)
  • 1 1/2 cups minced yellow onion (about 2 medium onions)
  • 6 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste at serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475 F.
  • Cut the brussel sprouts in half and toss with the oil and salt.
  • On a baking sheet, lay the sprouts out so that the cut side is down for each piece. This allows the cut side to caramelize properly.
  • Place the brussel sprouts in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven. Note that these can go from roasted to burned pretty quickly. So keep an eye on them.
  • While the brussel sprouts roast, combine the quinoa and vegetable broth in a pot and bring to a boil. Then immediately reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid.
  • While that cooks, sauté the onions in a skillet with the other half of the oil until translucent. Then quickly toss in the garlic, stir for about a minute or two and remove from heat.
  • Allow all items to cool before combining. It's preferable to place them in shallow pans and store in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Combine everything together and toss well. 
  • Serve with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 101.3mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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