Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

by Erica Dinho on August 9, 2012

Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

I’ve come up with some great ideas using quinoa over the past few months. It is a wonderfully healthy and versatile grain and can be used in several ways. What I truly love about quinoa is that you can create so many flavor combinations dependent on the vegetables, spices and herbs you choose.

Here are some of my quinoa recipes: Quinoa Chicken Salad,Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber, Quinoa Salad with Pineapple, Mango and Avocado.

The roasted vegetables in this recipe added a terrific flavor and texture. It made for a delicious side dish, but you can also serve it as a main dish for a meatless meal.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(4-6 servings)

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 yellow zucchini, sliced
  • 1 green zucchini, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • Queso Fresco or feta cheese for serving
  • Fresh parsley

Directions

  1. re-heat the oven to 350F. Put the vegetables in a baking dish lined with baking paper to prevent them from sticking. Drizzle with olive oil and season with cumin, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix well, then roast for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Rinse the quinoa in a fine-meshed strainer. In a medium saucepan place the quinoa and 4 cups water until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa fluffs up, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the quinoa and roasted vegetables. Adjust the seasoning, add lemon juice, and sprinkle cheese and parsley on top. Serve at room temperature.
  4. Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

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1 Belinda @zomppa August 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I love quinoa…so many wonderful ways to use it!

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2 Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook August 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Looks so good with the roasted vegetables, great idea. I love the flavors in the dish, especially topped with cheese!

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3 Jenn and Seth August 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM

yum! looks so delicious with those roasted vegetables!

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4 nammi August 10, 2012 at 8:07 AM

love quinoa, great flavours you have put in that dish! very healthy too :)

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5 Serena August 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Great recipe! Check out my video on how to cook quinoa!
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6 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! August 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Quinoa has been added to my pantry. You did a nice job on this dish. I am sure your veggie husband enjoyed it.

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7 Angela August 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Made this dish for lunch and it was excellent… lots of great tastes…. A good one to pass around.

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8 Erica August 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Thanks for all your comments!

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