Crush your vegan macros with this easy grain salad recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to make and has 20 grams of protein per serving. It's crunchy, vibrant, a little sweet, and somewhat cheesy - and more than enough to keep you feeling satisfied. With zero cooking required and made only with simple, whole-food ingredients, it is guaranteed to brighten up your vegan meal prep for the week.
How to Make This Recipe
For this recipe, you're going to need the following:
- Trifecta broccoli
- Trifecta quinoa
- Trifecta roasted almonds
- Dried figs
- Nutritional yeast
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
This dish is super simple to create. Using Trifecta a la carte ingredients, all you need to do is piece everything together and enjoy! Start by prepping the following:
- Finely dice scallions
- Chop parsley leaves and stems
- Coarsely chop almonds
- Juice one lemon
For the quinoa, you may want to warm it in the microwave for about a minute to help it break up evenly. You can also warm the broccoli some if you don't want the grain salad to be cold.
Tip: Add in chili flakes for more spice and seasoning.
Toss everything together in a large mixing bowl and top with nutritional yeast to finish it off. Portion your salad into meal prep containers or bowls for serving.
Tip: Swap in cheddar cheese instead of nutritional yeast for a vegetarian version of this recipe
Serve this With
Enjoy this recipe as a hearty and filling main dish or serve it as a side salad alongside your favorite vegan recipes (vegan mac and cheese anyone?). Here are some of my favorite ways to keep it interesting.
Healthy pairings and swaps:
- Top with baked or roasted tofu for even more protein and oomph.
- Swap in your favorite dried fruit instead of figs, like cherries, black currants, or raisins.
- Swap out the almonds for any nut like pistachios or peanuts.
- Change up the flavors with different herbs like cilantro, mint, and basil.