Why We Like It
The combination of roasted and raw veggies, the quinoa and the sauce make this one delicious meal! Feel free to substitute the quinoa for another whole grain such as freekeh, millet, or brown rice.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Roast the Veggies:
Add to a large bowl and stir to combine. Spread onto a greased baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven, toss to stir, and then roast for another 5-10 minutes until browned and tender.
Cook the quinoa:
If quinoa is not pre-rinsed, go ahead and rinse it before cooking (see quick tip). Place quinoa in a saucepan with one cup of water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Make the Secret Sauce:
Add to a food processor or blender, along with 1/4 cup of water, and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Put it All Together:
Add the cooked quinoa and roasted veggies to a large bowl. Add everything else, along with some of the dressing, and stir to combine. Serve warm with more secret sauce drizzled on top.
Serve and Enjoy!
If your quinoa is not pre-rinsed, you may want to rinse it in a fine mesh colander before cooking because quinoa contains a natural coating, called sapponin, that can sometimes taste bitter.
Nutrition Information for one serving
- Calories: 330
- Fat: 12.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 48 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Fiber: 9.5 g
- Sugars: 13 g
- Protein: 11 g
- Sodium: 120 mg