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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Quinoa

  • A mixture of chunked vegetables, I used zuchinni, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, red pepper & red onion.  You could use whatever sounds good or whatever you have on hand – peppers, squash, asparagus, green beans, etc.  Toss with 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, salt & pepper.  Roast at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • While the veggies are roasting prepare 1 Cup Quinoa (pronounced keen wah) in 3 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth.  In a medium saucepan bring to boil, then put lid on and reduce to med-low for about 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  The Quinoa I buy is pre-rinsed.  You may need to rinse your Quinoa before you cook it.
  • After Vegetables are roasted let them cool slightly and then combine with 1/4 C. vinaigrette or Italian dressing*.
  • Garnish with feta cheese.
  • Serve with the Quinoa.

My always in the refrigerator homemade Italian dressing from the Better Homes and Gardens red-checkered cookbook circa 1981.  This dressing is great on pasta salads, as a marinade, to drink straight from the bottle – ok that was a joke.  really.  don’t try it okay.

In a screw-top jar combine 1 C. canola/veg. oil; 1/2 C. cider vinegar, 1 T. sugar; 1 & 1/2 tsp. salt;  1 tsp. celery salt; 1/2 tsp. pepper; 1/2 tsp. dry mustard; 1/4 tsp. paprika; and 1 clove garlic, minced.  Cover; shake well to mix.  Chill.  Shake before serving.

Any recipes I’ve shared here I consider the best of the best.  Next week – Island Bananas Foster!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Patricia says:

    Thank you for the dinner idea!

  2. ellen says:

    I love quinoa! Double love it, especially the red.
    What a wonderful salad, yumm. (oooo, and feta cheese…as my mother used to say, “i could rub it in my hair!)

  3. Mousy Brown says:

    Been wanting a new quinoa recipe – yeah really! Will try for my work dinner….

  4. Leslie says:

    Yum, looks delicious! I’m not sure I could convince my guys that this was all they would get for dinner, though 🙂

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