If you’ve been searching for a the quickest weeknight meal ever, you’ve found it!
This recipe requires minimum 4 ingredients, and I kid you not, takes 15 minutes to make. Leftovers taste just as good, making it perfect for meal prepping. And it’s a relatively high protein vegan meal.
Let’s be real, some nights you don’t feel like making dinner, and not all meals have to be fancy schmancy. As long as you have some canned beans, a grain, and veggies, you can create this dish. I use broccoli, white kidney beans (or cannellini beans), and quinoa, but you can replace with whatever you have on hand.
I also include my Sweet Tahini dressing recipe because I know you’re always looking for new salad dressing ideas.
1 head broccoli
1 cup quinoa, dry
1 can white kidney beans (aka cannellini beans)
Pumpkin seeds, feta (optional)
Ingredients for Sweet Tahini Dressing:
1 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp olive oil
Preheat over to 375F.
Chop broccoli (or whatever veggie you use) into bite sized pieces and add to a large bowl. To minimize food waste, chop up the stem as well. It’s the best part!
Drizzle some olive oil, and some salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly, and then transfer to a baking sheet. Roast until brown (~20-25 minutes).
Meanwhile, cooking quinoa according to directions on package.
Drain and rinse beans. Add to the same large bowl from earlier.
Once broccoli and quinoa are done and have cooled a little, add to the beans. Toss to combine.
Make dressing by adding all ingredient to a mason jar and shake to combine,
Divide quinoa salad among bowls or meal prep containers. Drizzle dressing on right before eating. Add optional toppings and enjoy!
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