2.20.2014

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad


Looking for a healthy recipe that will give you multiple lunches or dinners in one simple batch? Look no further, this one is for you.

All this warm(er-ish?) weather is getting me to do crazy things, like try new recipes. This is crazy because I haven't been cooking much this winter, besides chili, then I cuddle up under a blanket as fast as possible. But this recipe is perfect for spring and will fill you up! It's vegetarian, but the quinoa gives you the protein that you need. The last time I shared a quinoa recipe with you, I told you that I wouldn't share a quinoa recipe unless it was really great/flavorful and I'm keeping my promise!

So maybe you're trying to incorporate more meatless meals in your diet or maybe you're trying to find a quinoa recipe that is actually tasty and not bland...if so, then read on. :)

{buying quinoa in bulk is the way to go-this bag has lasted me months!}

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad:
original recipe inspiration found here

Quinoa-
    +1 c. rinsed quinoa
    +2 c. chicken vegetable stock*you can use chicken if you'd prefer
    +1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    +4 cloves garlic, chopped
    +1/2 tsp sea salt
      Roasted Vegetables-
        +2 bell peppers, cubed
        +1 zucchini, cubed
        +1 squash, cubed
        +1 red onion, cubed
        +1 fennel bulb, cubed
        +4 garlic cloves, whole
        +1 tbsp Herbs de Provence
        +2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
        +1/2 tsp smoked salt
          Dressing-
            +1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
            +2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

            Instructions:

            Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, or fire up the grill.

            In a bowl, combine all the cubed veggies and toss with the Herbs de Provence, oil and salt. Place in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through.

            In a small saucepan, heat the oil over low heat and add the garlic, saute for 1 minute, then add the rinsed quinoa and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes. Turn off heat, let sit for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.

            In a serving bowl, combine cooked quinoa with roasted veggies. Add dressing and toss!


            You can enjoy this dish warm or cold!

            Pin now and make later! :) I've found I will actually experiment with new recipes if they are easily stored on my Pinterest boards, making it easy peasy to pull up and accomplish. Happy Thursday...we're almost to the weekend! 

            Looking for another quinoa recipe to try? Check out my Pizza Quinoa Casserole

              16 comments

              1. Yep! Just pinned it!! I fully trust your recipes, especially the quinoa ones! :)

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                1. thank you Erin! I know you loved the pizza one, hope you like this one as well! :) xo

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              2. Looks so tasty! Def gonna whip up a batch this Sunday for next week

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              3. OH-EM-YUM! This will definitely be served at my dinner table in the near future!

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              4. I have a vegan friend that would love this with a couple of tweaks.

                Pinkandnavystripes.com

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              5. I admit, this looks REALLY GOOD! I might have to add some chicken on the side ;)

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              6. This looks really great! Can't wait to try it when it starts getting nicer!

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              7. YUM! I can't wait to try this simple & delish looking recipe....and then try it again in the summer when I can actually grill! If summer ever comes, that is. Thanks for sharing!

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              8. This looks so yummy! I've been trying to incorporate more quinoa into my diet lately, might just have to make this soon!
                Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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              9. Yum! I've been intimidated about cooking quinoa in the past, but I can't wait to try this! I would think cooking it in chicken or vegetable stock instead of water would add so much flavor to it.

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              10. Ah this looks so so good and tasty! :)

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              11. Num num! Totally pinned this for later! And I am the same way, when I make my grocery list, I always look at my Pinterest board to try at least one new recipe. :)

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              12. Oh my this looks SO delicious. I agree it's so much easier and fun to cook in the spring and summer. Excited to grill! :-)

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