recipe box: four

May 01, 2011

roasted vegetables over quinoa

what you need
broccoli: two bunches
baby red potatoes: three little spuds
organic yellow carrots: two cups
brussel sprouts: three cups
quinoa: one cup
extra virgin olive oil: two tablespoons
water: two cups

what to do
preheat oven to 400.
add one cup quinoa to a pot
with two cups of water.
(I like to add dried oregano and garlic to the uncooked quinoa)
bring to a boil
reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 12 minutes
(or until water is entirely absorbed)

wash all vegetables.
slice and cut as desired.
place in baking dish 
and generously drizzle evoo
(about two tablespoons)
season with salt and pepper
(you can use what ever other herbs you'd like) 
roast in oven for 30 minutes, with lid.
 once time is up, stir.
test your vegetables- 
we like them tender but still crunchy.
make sure they aren't too cooked or under cooked
cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes
if they aren't finished.

serve the roasted vegetables on top
of the quinoa and enjoy!

roasted and right 
out of the oven.



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  2. That looks delightfully yummy!

  3. seriously, keep these recipes comin'!!

    I have a box of quinoa in my cupboards and had no idea what to do with what was left in it. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  5. That actually looks pretty fantastic! My husband loves quinoa, but so far, I haven't been able to get on board.

  6. We love quinoa so we will be trying this recipe soon!

  7. Mmmmm, looks delish, I adore quinoa! I almost cried seeing your brussels sprouts, I can't find them organic anywhere and I'm craving them! :)

  8. @everyone- let me know if you use this recipe, and share if you liked it or not <3

    @simply smitten- I found them last year at the farmer's market, super cheap and tons of them so I snagged an insane amount and froze what we didn't eat in a weeks worth time! Still delicious :)

  9. Mm, quinoa and brussels sprouts! Yum yum yum! I love 'em both. :) (A teen who loves brussels sprouts, imagine! LOL)