Peel and crush the garlic and finely chop the mint. Blend with the juice of the lemon and slowly add the oil to emulsify. Season to taste.
Toast the cashews in a hot oven until golden all over. Finely slice the shallots and fry in the oil in a medium hot pan until golden. Seperate the broccoli into small florets and steam until tender but with some bite - it should still be bright green.
Drop the quinoa into boiling water and cook till it softens or as per instructions - it should retain some texture. Drain, then toss everything together gently with the dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature.
«This super food salad would work really well with some grilled fish like tuna.»