This Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad recipe is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish! It’s loaded with veggies & protein and bursting with flavor! It’s a great meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and it's paleo, gluten-free dairy-free and vegan-friendly!

Are there meals that you could eat everyday and never get tired of?

As you all know I’m a total creature of habit. When I find something I like I tend to stick with it for a while {or forever}. I do this because sometimes it takes more brainpower than I can muster to decide what to cook for dinner {or breakfast, or lunch…}.

So, when I find recipes that I loveee, like this Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad, I make them on repeat until my tastes or the season change. It makes a perfect meatless main dish or yummy side! There’s no one who won’t love this recipe! I mean, it’s gluten & dairy free and paleo & vegan friendly! A salad that truly can be all things to all people.

This Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad recipe is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish! It’s loaded with veggies & protein and bursting with flavor! It’s a great meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and it's paleo, gluten-free dairy-free and vegan-friendly!

I mean really, if you follow my Instagram Stories then you know firsthand how often I make this Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad! One of the reasons I love it so much is that it’s a cook once, eat multiple times meal!

I whip it up on Monday and eat it until Wednesday! Sometimes I eat it as-is. Other times I toss it in a salad full of leafy greens, avocado and toasted peans. There’s really no wrong way to enjoy this Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad.

This Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad recipe is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish! It’s loaded with veggies & protein and bursting with flavor! It’s a great meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and it's paleo, gluten-free dairy-free and vegan-friendly!

Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad: Method 

Since I’ve made this recipe more times than I care to admit, I have it down to a science! Here are a few tips for you!

Use one bowl. I use one bowl to mix everything in shifts {because I strongly dislike washing dishes}. Mix the sweet potatoes with olive oil & salt and pepper. Then while the potatoes are roasting toss the rest of the veggies with olive oil in that same bowl. Then once the veggies have been added to the sweet potatoes in the oven, use the bowl to mix up the honey mustard sauce! No need for piles of dishes here!

Pre-cook the sweet potatoes. The first step in this recipe is to roast the vegetables. However peppers & edamame cook faster than potatoes. So you will need to cook the potatoes for a little while before adding the other veggies. Using the microwave speeds up the process, but the recipe gives directions if you’d prefer to only use the oven!  If you don’t cook the sweet potatoes first you run the risk of ending up with burnt veggies and undercooked sweet potatoes.

Save 2 TBS of your sauce! Add 2 TBS of honey mustard sauce to the cooked quinoa, then toss the rest with the roasted vegetables. This gives the quinoa a little flavor boost!

Add the honey mustard during the last 10 minutes of baking. Be sure all the vegetables and potatoes are nice and browned before adding the sauce. The goal is to cook the veggies with the sauce just until it starts to stick to them and coat them well!

Check out that roasted vegetable perfection….

This Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad recipe is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish! It’s loaded with veggies & protein and bursting with flavor! It’s a great meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and it's paleo, gluten-free dairy-free and vegan-friendly!

Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad: Substitutions

This recipe is fairly versatile! Here are a few potential substitutions!

Vegetables. I have used just about every veggie under the sun in this recipe and it’s always delicious! Just remember to account for the roasting times of each vegetable (see above).

Mustard. I have also used many different mustard varieties in this recipe, all with great results! My favorite is dijon and honey mustard is a close second!

Honey. For a vegan variety substitute pure maple syrup for the honey!

Olive oil. Any neutral oil can be used, although olive oil is my favorite! I have also used avocado oil with delicious results!

This Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad recipe is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish! It’s loaded with veggies & protein and bursting with flavor! It’s a great meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and it's paleo, gluten-free dairy-free and vegan-friendly!

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Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

Quinoa:

  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ tsp salt

Vegetables

  • 6 cups sweet potatoes cubed (about 2 medium)
  • 1 red pepper cut into 1” square pieces
  • 1 green pepper cut into 1” square pieces
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 3 TBS olive oil divided
  • 1 ¼ tsp garlic salt divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Honey Mustard Sauce:

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet, set aside.
  3. Dice sweet potatoes and place in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 6 minutes. (If you don’t want to use a microwave, skip this step and proceed to step 2)
  4. Toss diced sweet potatoes with 2 TBS olive oil until coated.
  5. Sprinkle 1 tsp garlic salt on potatoes and mix until evenly distributed.
  6. Spread sweet potatoes evenly on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until slightly browned (if you don’t want to use a microwave, bake 15 minutes then stir and bake another 10 minutes before proceeding to the next step).
  7. While sweet potatoes are baking, toss green peppers and shelled edamame with remaining 1 TBS olive oil and ¼ tsp garlic salt.
  8. After sweet potatoes are slightly browned on one side, add the peppers and edamame and stir until everything is evenly distributed on your baking sheet.
  9. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until the peppers are cooked and everything is slightly browned.
  10. Make the honey mustard sauce: While the veggies are roasting, stir together all honey mustard sauce ingredients until combined.
  11. Add 2 TBS of the sauce to the already cooked quinoa, set aside.
  12. Once the veggies are all slightly browned (after about 30-35 minutes total of roasting time), add the rest of the honey mustard sauce to the vegetables and stir until evenly coated.
  13. Bake for 10 additional minutes, stirring once halfway through, until the sauce has thickened and has coated the vegetables.
  14. Remove the pan from the oven and add the quinoa to the vegetables and stir until combined.
  15. Serve warm or wait until the salad has cooled to room temperature, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and serve cold!

This Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad recipe is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish! It’s loaded with veggies & protein and bursting with flavor! It’s a great meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and it's paleo, gluten-free dairy-free and vegan-friendly!

Once you make this recipe you won’t stop! I’m not joking! I think I may turn orange from how many sweet potatoes I consume eating this Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad! 😉

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This Honey Mustard Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad recipe is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish! It’s loaded with veggies & protein and bursting with flavor! It’s a great meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and it's paleo, gluten-free dairy-free and vegan-friendly!