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Easy Oil-Free Healthy Squash & Quinoa Salad

Easy Oil-Free Healthy Squash & Quinoa Salad
Easy Oil-Free Healthy Squash & Quinoa Salad that can be done in under 20 minutes, or even less if you already have the quinoa cooked!
it’s gluten and oil-free, can be packed for work, can be served as a side dish, can be served on a buffet….just anything!

This salad is what you need on a summer day. It’s loaded with veggies, and healthy quinoa. It’s perfect to pack for work for lunch and enjoyed outside.

When summer comes, I always, always get excited because – salads. I know it probably doesn’t excite some people as much, but I love summer simply because of the abundance of fresh veggies and fruit.

This salad has all sorts of flavours, textures and stuff going on. I added some pine nuts in there as well, but that’s optional.

Easy Oil-Free Healthy Squash & Quinoa Salad

Here are some fun ideas for serving this salad:

  • Served warm alongside some sticky black sesame tofu
  • Chill in the fridge, toss in some chickpeas and take it with you for a picnic

Stir in your favourite protein to make it a full meal. Make this salad ASAP, you won’t regret it.

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More Vegan Salad Recipes:

1. Super Quick Miso-Dressed Cabbage Salad
2. Quick Easy & Healthy Vegan ‘Chicken’ Salad
3. Easy Healthy Curried Quinoa Cashew Salad

Easy Oil-Free Healthy Squash & Quinoa Salad

Easy Oil-Free Healthy Squash & Quinoa Salad

Elena
Easy Oil-Free Healthy Squash & Quinoa Salad that can be done in under 20 minutes, or even less if you already have the quinoa cooked!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small butternut squash peeld and chopped about 2 cups/250g
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped about 2 cups/250g
  • 1 cup/190g cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup/25g toasted pine nuts to sprinkle optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  • Place the peeled and cubed butternut squash together with the diced zucchini and bake in the oven for 25 min, or until cooked.
  • Add quinoa, butternut, and zucchini to a skillet and cook for another minute or so until everything is warm.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, zest, dill, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  • Either transfer this mixture to a bowl or leave in the skillet and add the dressing and pine nuts/pumpkin seeds. Toss to combine, taste, and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve warm or cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Notes

This salad will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal
Keyword glutenfree, healthy, lunch, oilfree, sidedish, vegan
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