Warm Quinoa and Roasted
1 cup quinoa, well washed and drained
1 ¾ cups water
¼ teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, cut into half-moons
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots sliced, or equiv. baby carrots halved lengthwise
1 large golden beet, halved lengthwise and cut into ¼ inch
1 fennel bulb sliced thin
3 cups of broccoli florets
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 large clove garlic, minced or pressed
Juice of ½ lemon
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Combine quinoa, water, salt, and 1
tablespoon of olive oil in a 2-qart saucepan. Bring to a boil; then
immediately reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes, until
all water is absorbed. Let stand 5 minutes; then fluff with a fork.
3. While quinoa cooks, toss onion, celery, arrot, bett, and broccoli
with 1-tablespoon olive oil and salt to taste. Spread in a single layer
in baking dishes or on baking sheets. Roast in oven 20-25 minutes,
stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
4. Meanwhile, combine vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, a pinch of sea
salt, and a few grinds of black pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in
remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.
5. Place quinoa and vegetables in a large bowl; add parsley. Stir
dressing and pour over mixture, toss to coat. Taste and adjust
seasoning with salt and black pepper. Divide among blows and top with
crumbled feta, if using.
Per Serving: 354 cal, 16 g fat, 9 g protein, 44 g carb, 7 g fiber, 285
Be creative by and substituting other vegetables. Asparagus and
cauliflower also roast well. So do sweet potatoes.
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