Wednesday 5 September 2012

roast vegetable quinoa

hello.. i've got a recipe for you today. something i made up one night and have practically been living on since. 
it's super healthy, super yummy and super easy.

quinoa is a highly nutritious food that looks like a grain but is actually a seed, which makes it high in protein. it's good for those avoiding gluten or grains. i now prefer it to rice.

  • add 2 cups of water and 1 cup quinoa to a saucepan. 
  • cover and bring to boil
  • reduce heat to the lowest simmer
  • cover and cook til no water remains
  • keep an eye on it, stir occasionally. if it's not quite cooked add a small amount of water and cook a bit longer

  •   roast about 1/2-1 sweet potato sprinkled with oil and salt
  •   when 1/2 cooked add the rest of the vegetables      
  •   4 zucchinis (courgettes) chopped  
  •   1 red capsicum chopped 
  •   1 onion chopped 
  •   lots of cloves of garlic to taste (i add about 10)
  •   when cooked add 1/2-1 can of chickpeas & 1/2-1 can lentils
  •   mix in about half or more of the quinoa and add tamari 
  •   for added protein top with shredded chicken
  •   we also add tamari pepitas available at health food shops
  •   cashews would also be nice
if you haven't used it tamari is a healthier version of soy sauce available in the health food aisle of the supermarket. i've been adding the remaining quinoa to salads.


  1. Oh yum - looks delicious and just the sort of healthy food I'm looking for. Will definitely be trying. Thanks Kylie

  2. I love quinoa too! This looks very similar to a salad I make, I love macadamias in mine!
    Have you tried the red or black quinoa?

    1. there's always lots left over so i eat it cold like a salad during the week. i've tried the red but not black. x

  3. Hmmm, not being very fond of quinoa, I might give this recipe a go, it does look delicious!

  4. oh..i love it! i don't understand why you wouldn't like it. this recipe might convert you roberta!

  5. I love your "Table for two" and also the post with the vintage beach photos in black an white!!! Your recipe sounds very delicious... i've never eaten "quinoa"... but i will try it this weekend;-)) Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    (Sorry for my english... i try my very best;-))

    Hugs from Munich, Ursula

  6. looks delicious thanks for sharing will definately give it a go. Annie x

  7. I love anything with roasted veggies, and this looks yummy!! X

  8. I don;'t think I have ever tried Quinoa ... you have inspired me to give it a try!
    Melissah from Coastal Style

  9. That sounds good! I'll give it a try.


  10. I have never tried quinoa, you have inspired me too especially as we have so many courgettes growing the garden at the moment!
    Sarah x

  11. I love quinoa. I'll be trying this today. Thank-you! Leahx

  12. hi Beachcomber - I love quinoa also. my husband, Phil, does a great quinoa, pumpkin and spinach broth (i think he got it out of the weekend paper once!)
    this looks fab. i'm going to give it a whirl next week with some roast lamb.
    cheers Fiona


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