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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

Marinaded in tangy balsamic vinegar, tender roast vegetables are paired with nutty quinoa in this simple yet delightful dinnertime meal.
8 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups slice Zucchini
  • 1 cup dice Bell Pepper, Red
  • 1 cup dice Bell Pepper, Yellow
  • 2 cups slice Mushroom, Portobello
  • 2 cups dice Asparagus
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 3 cups Quinoa

Freezer Containers

  • 2 Gallon Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Baking Sheets
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Coat diced veggies in olive oil, vinegar and spices.
  2. Roast on baking sheet at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa.
  4. Combine vegetables with quinoa.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Coat diced veggies in olive oil, vinegar and spices.
  2. Roast on baking sheet at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa.
  4. Combine vegetables with quinoa.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Divide among gallon freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible, label & seal.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat on stovetop over medium-low until heated through (about 25 minutes).

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  1. This sounds so very good. But I’m not a big fan of mushrooms. Do you think I could substitute carrots or tomatoes or something else for them? What would you suggest?

    1. I think, really, that you could put just about any vegetable you like in this roasted vegetable blend. Something that might go well, if you like it, would be eggplant. If you don’t, try corn or even tomatoes in your version.

  2. This sounds awesome and I even have all the ingredients. However, I’ve never cooked quinoa. Is it like rice?

    1. It’s pretty simple, much like rice, yes. You boil water, put in the quinoa, simmer it and then let it stand. After it soaks in the remaining water, you fluff it with a fork and serve.

        1. Water to quinoa is 2:1, yes (2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa). Brands and types sometimes vary a tad, so be sure to check your package instructions. Also, it cooks up to about 3 times its original size (1 cup dry will make about 3 cups cooked).

  3. I love quinoa! I use it in place of rice when I run out. I have even made rice pudding using the quinoa and it was so good. Will be trying this recipe soon.

  4. What was different for the freezing instructions for this? At what stage did you freeze and how did you thaw/recook? Thanks!

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