Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Easy Warm Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

I needed a change from my regular diet of winter vegetable soups and stews today, so I decided to make something colourful that featured my favourite superfood, quinoa! Not only is this salad a beautiful assortment of colours, it is also nutritious and warm, so it's still perfect for winter.

Warm Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegies 

3 cups cubed vegetables (I used eggplant and zucchini, but you can use capsicums, carrots, pumpkin, parsnips...) 
1 red onion sliced into wedges 
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes 
1 cup quinoa 
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
cumin to taste
2 cloves garlic 
2 cups stock/water 
Feta to crumble  
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil 

Preheat oven to a moderately high temperature (180-200C).
Mix vegies, onion and tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. Pour into baking dish, and roast till cooked, about 10-15 mins.
Fry up the garlic and cumin in some oil, and add the quinoa. Add stock/water and cook till quinoa is puffed and fluffy.
Toss together the quinoa, roasted vegies and chickpeas, crumble feta on top. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve onto plates and drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar.

Voila, ready to be consumed!


  1. yummm that sounds divine!!! I keep meaning to use Quinoa more but never seem to get around to it!
    THis sounds like something similar to what i do with CousCous, though the quinoa has higher nutritional benefits :)

    1. Yeah quinoa is similar to couscous but takes longer to prepare (about 20 mins to cook through?). But you can definitely use them interchangeably :)