Quinoa with roast asparagus, eggs & capers

Quinoa with roast asparagus, eggs & capers

With quinoa, asparagus, eggs, beetroot, beans and courgettes, this filling veggie salad packs in all of your five-a-day
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Rub the oil on your hands, then use them to toss and coat the asparagus, courgettes and onions (you shouldn’t need more than 1 tsp oil). Spread the veg out between two baking sheets, then roast for 20-25 mins until tender and starting to colour.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, boil the quinoa in plenty of water for 20 mins until tender. Leave for 5 mins, then drain well and tip into a large bowl. Boil the eggs for 7 mins in another pan. Run the eggs under the cold tap, then peel off the shells and halve.
  3. Step 3

    For the dressing, mix the olive oil, vinegar, 3 tbsp of the dill and the capers. Add half to the quinoa along with the beans, roasted courgettes and onions. Toss well, then pile onto a platter and top with the asparagus and halved eggs.  Scatter over the beetroot but try to avoid staining the eggs pink. Add the last of the dressing and dill. Serve half and chill the rest for another day. Will keep covered and chilled for two days.