Once you try this easy grain salad, you're going to want to make it again and again. Cook quinoa, squash and broccoli all in one dish, then toss with fresh greens and pistachios and drizzle with a tangy dijon mustard-balsamic dressing.
All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.
½ cup (60g) kabocha or any winter squash, peeled and diced
½ cup (45g) broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
½ tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
½ tablespoon mint, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon toasted pistachios, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 ½ tablespoons balsamic, apple cider,or rice vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Arugula, watercress or spinach
Add the quinoa, water, oil, salt, squash, and broccoli florets into the Anyday dish and mix to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave at Power Level 6
Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels.
Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.
For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.
Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:
PL 10 = 100% = High (default)
PL 9 = 90% = High
PL 8 = 80% = Med-High
PL 7 = 70% = Med-High
PL 6 = 60% = Medium
PL 5 = 50% = Medium
PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low
PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low
PL 2 = 20% = Low
PL 1 = 10% = Low
You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.
for 10-12 minutes.
Rest covered for 2-5 minutes. Fold in the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serving suggestions & tips
To enjoy this salad cold, allow the dish to fully cool before mixing in the remaining ingredients.
Substitute the vegetables listed for cauliflower, snow peas, zucchini, and bell peppers.
For extra flavor, add crumbled feta or goat cheese.
Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.