Crumbly Lemony Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad

It’s back to school time, which means we need meals that pack well and taste DELICIOUS. Well, look no forward than this Crumbly Lemony Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad. Roasted broccoli, crumbled up, and tossed with quinoa in a lemony dressing and herbs, gives serious tabbouleh vibes. It is a straight smack in the face full of flavor!

Even with everything going on, some of us still need ideas for meals to go back to school or work. I am so happy to share with you this light, delicious, and affordable meal that you absolutely need to see! And taste. It’s easy, delicious, and, the best part, it gets better as it sits. Plus, we love a broccoli moment over here.

So let’s get to it shall we?

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Tamago Egg Sushi Rice Bowls with Avocado

Simple food means Tamago Egg Sushi Rice Bowls for lunch or dinner! Pair them with cubed avocado for a delicious and quick meal. #thecuttingveg #sushi #breakfast #healthybreakfast #yolkporn

Simple food means Tamago Egg Sushi Rice Bowls for breakfast or lunch! Pair them with cubed avocado for a delicious and quick meal.

Especially at this point in the quarantine, I am looking for simpler meals. At first, I went all out with some extravagant dinners (and sometimes I still do). But some weeks ago, I discovered that all I want to eat are eggs and rice which might be the most satisfying combo ever. As a kid, I loved tamago, which is an egg sushi. I thought, why not deconstruct it and make some tamago egg sushi rice bowls? And y’all, these babies are freaking DELISH.

So let’s get started shall we?

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Toasted Moroccan Quinoa Salad

You will feel like it is spring time with this Toasted Moroccan Quinoa Salad. Quinoa. Quinoa cooked with spices and done in 30 minutes. It makes for the perfect lunch, whether you eat it at home or take it to go! #thecuttingveg#eatrealfood#quinoa #mealprep

You will feel like it is spring time with this Toasted Moroccan Quinoa Salad. Quinoa. Quinoa cooked with spices and done in 30 minutes. It makes for the perfect plant-based lunch, whether you eat it at home or take it to go!

It’s spring! Kind of. Which means it is time for salad season!

Here’s the thing, you guys know I do not do boring salads. Like if I’m going to tell you about a salad, you’d better believe it’s going to be GOOD. Especially if it’s a quinoa salad. I refuse to perpetuate a stereotype when it comes to the health food everyone love to HATE.

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Italian Chickpea Chopped Salad

Getting ready for salad season a little early with this Italian Chickpea Chopped Salad. Chickpeas marinated in a simple vinaigrette take this salad to a whole other level. Serve alongside your favorite Italian dishes or have it straight up for lunch. Simply!

By now I think you all know how I feel about salad. Here is the thing: I despise a boring salad (i.e lettuce and very little else). But I LOVE a GOOD salad (i.e one with greens…carbs and cheese). And if it’s a salad where the dressing is truly the star, then you know I am all about it.

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Elote Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

We have having a major corn moment and I am in total love.

I used to shy away from corn, mostly because my only exposure to it was the frozen stuff my aunt would serve her kids at daycare. It was way too sweet, way too starchy, and had zero flavor. There are some veggies that I am totally for eating frozen, but corn just is not it. But, now that it’s summer and we have full exposure to the stuff on the cob, I am absolutely in LOVE with adding corn to absolutely everything in a way I never desired before.

Sorry if I’m getting too corny for ya.

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Shakshuka Panzanella Salad with Marinated Tomatoes

With summer tomatoes in full swing, this Shakshuka Panzanella Salad gives a fresh take on one of your favorite stew-ish delicious salads. Fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and bread combined with herbs give you one heck of a fresh summer salad. Top with a poached, soft boiled, or fried egg for the perfect summer lunch or dinner!

Because if there was any day to make a salad that does not seem like a salad, it is today.

We love salads up in here, but, sometimes, you want that salad that is pretending to be something it should be. And a bread salad aka a panzanella definitely fits what we need for quick work week lunches and dins.

It’s a party up in here for sure!

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Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Feta

It’s salad season! Huzzah. And this Quinoa Salad with Feta and Strawberries is sure to be a straight lunchtime or BBQ winner. We LOVE!

Actually, if I am being COMPLETELY honest, the last thing I want to do this time of year is cook and this recipe has been a long time coming because I usually make it once a week every week during the summer. It has all my fav things and comes together in 30 minutes with MINIMAL cooking.

So who’s with me?! Let’s not cook together!

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Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons

Say hellooooo to your new favorite lunch!

Kale Caesar salad with chickpea croutons to the rescue.

This is everything I want in lunch: crunchy, crispy, tangy, flavorful and ridiculously satisfying. Like, super filling! I love love love it.

Oh and pretty easy too. I need something easy since I spend the majority of any break I take for lunch losing my brain in the internet vortex. Mostly over memes of things like Neopets circa 1999. What a great freaking game.

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Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spiced Coconut

We all need a bowl of soup after this week. Who’s with me?!

It is the last Friday of 2017, which, thank goodness 2017 is OVER! And just like that the holidays are over. Hoping each and every one you had an amazing holiday season with your family. And, regardless if you celebrate or not, I hope you had a relaxing day off! 2017 was definitely a rebuilding year for me. I was taking classes, transitioning to a new job in a new city, and learning about this crazy blogging life while balancing my social life.

Balance is one way to put it.

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