Roast Veg & Quinoa Parcels with Cumin Yogurt
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Organic veg parcels all tied up with greens, these are a few of my favourite things. Especially when they're cabbage leaves filled with roasted veg and tender quinoa.
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362 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A head of broccoli
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 beetroot
  • A 75g bag of quinoa
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 large cabbage leaves
  • A 150g pot of 0% fat Greek style yogurt
  • A pinch of ground cumin
From your kitchen
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 150ml boiling water
You'll need
  • Roasting tin
  • Sieve
  • Small pan with a lid
  • Measuring jug
  • Large pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Break the broccoli into smallish florets. Pop them in a roasting tin. Peel the carrot. Slice it into batons around 1cm thick. Add them to the broccoli.

  • 2.

    Trim and peel the beetroot. Halve and slice into wedges around 1 cm thick. Add them to the tin. Drizzle the veg with 2 tsp olive oil. Season. Toss to coat in the oil. Roast for 30 mins till tender and a little charred.

  • 3.

    While the veg roast, tip the quinoa into a sieve. Rinse well under cold running water for a few mins. Tip into a pan. Pour in 150ml boiling water. Cover. Bring to the boil.

  • 4.

    When the quinoa is boiling, turn the heat down very low. Simmer for 15-20 mins till the quinoa is tender and all the water has been absorbed. If it looks like it’s boiling dry, add a splash more water.

  • 5.

    Grate the zest from the lemon. Chop the lemon into wedges for later. Separate 6 large leaves from the cabbage. Spoon the yogurt into a bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of cumin.

  • 6.

    Fill a large pan with water. Bring to the boil. When the water is bubbling, add the cabbage leaves. Simmer for 1-2 mins to just soften the leaves. Lift them out with tongs. Put to one side.

  • 7.

    Stir the lemon zest into the quinoa. Season. Divide the quinoa between the cabbage leaves. Fold the top and bottom of the leaves over the filling, then the sides to make parcels. Serve warm with the cumin yogurt and lemon wedges.

  • Tip

    Cabbage Patch Tip
    Slice your leftover cabbage into four to six wedges, drizzle with a little oil and roast or barbecue till charred and tender. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice and some chilli flakes for extra spice before serving.