Carrot and quinoa salad with hummus dressing

Our trick for this yummy salad? The quinoa is roasted until crispy for added texture and flavour.

Less than 45 minutes

Serves 4-6

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Ingredients:

  • 2 packets (200g each) rainbow baby carrots, trimmed and halved
  • 1 packet (750g) Brussels sprouts, halved
  • Glug olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 2 cups (500ml) cooked quinoa
  • Juice (30ml) of ½ lemon
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) chopped fresh coriander
  • ½ packet (200g) baby spinach
  • 5-6 radishes, sliced
  • ½ packet (50g) PnP crispy chickpeas
Dressing:
  • 1 tub (250g) PnP plain hummus
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) olive oil
  • Juice (60ml) of 1 lemon
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) chopped fresh coriander
  • Salt and milled pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place carrots and Brussels sprouts on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with garlic and season.
  3. Roast for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Spread cooked quinoa over two baking trays and roast in the oven, stirring every few minutes until crispy and golden.
  5. Set aside to cool.
  6. Combine quinoa, lemon juice and coriander, and season.
  7. Arrange spinach on a serving platter and top with quinoa mixture.
  8. Add roasted carrots and Brussels sprouts, radish and crispy chickpeas.
  9. Combine dressing ingredients and season to taste.
  10. Serve salad with dressing on the side or drizzled over.

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