quinoa with roasted vegetables

This recipe of quinoa severed along with roasted vegetables are good to taste and healthy to eat. it is packed with nutrition. this recipe is fully vegan with no gluten added to it if you want to know. it contains good fats, carbohydrates and very low saturated fats which are not good for our body.

Every one likes to eat it as it is quite tasty so lets checkout the ingredients and cooking direction for it to be made without any issues. overall it takes about 30 minutes or so to make this delicious recipe.

quinoa with roasted vegetables

Quinoa with roasted vegetables

Ingredients

  • 2-4 spoons olive oil
  • 1 zucchini sliced in small chunks
  • 1 medium red onions
  • cooked quinoa can save you some time but if you have plenty they take raw quinoa and cook it later
  • tomatoes (you can cut in small chunks or take small cherry tomatoes)
  • 1-2 bell peppers of your choice from red, green peppers or yellow peppers
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced finely

Directions

You to turn on the oven to pre heat at 420 degree F and mix the minced garlic and olive oil in a bowl

now you need to take oven tray and place baking paper on it and they place the cut vegetables in a big bowl and their after drizzle over garlic and olive oil mixture over them and then sprinkle some salt, pepper and spices on the vegetables in the bowl, once mixed fully then spread the veggies on the baking paper in tray evenly.

Then place it on oven to roast for 25 minutes at 410 degree F, after every 1o minutes rotate the veggies so that they can be roasted evenly from all sides. then take it out. you can also roast the veggies in normal skillet or pan for about 20 minutes of stove top if you don’t have oven.

now you need to reheat the quinoa for about 2 minutes in oven if you already have cooked quinoa ready with you and then mix it with roasted veggies in a bowl to serve to people or enjoy yourself.

if you want to cook quinoa then take about 400-500 grams for this recipe and rinse under running water and then add in the pot with some with spices, salt, vegetable stalk if you have or you can use normal water, around 200 ml required for every 100 grams quinoa and then let it boil and cook for 15 minutes until all absorbed water is gone in quinoa. then its made and ready to eat with your favorite seasonings and sauces.

you can also drizzle some melted butter on the top of the serving bowl and add ricotta cheese or cottage cheese or pecorino cheese on the top of the bowl as they are grainy texture and would go well with this quinoa veggie bowl to have a tasty and nutritious meal with your family in morning breakfast or as evening snacks.

if you like lemon juice then add couple on spoon on top before serving and mix it as it would enhance the overall flavor of the dish.

Nutrition value

Quinoa dish contains lot of nutrients for good working of our body and proving energy. some basic information follows below.

  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Potassium: 730mg
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 2830IU
  • Vitamin C: 120mg
  • Calcium: 65mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Calories: 345kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g

Roasting time

roasting for different veggies is different. bigger pieces take longer time so i would recommend you cut in small pieces to grill and roast fully in less time. all though you can roast all veggies for this recipes together but you can also do it separately if you know the roasting time and have lot of them to do it. below i have shared approximate roasting time when doing it at about 400 degree F or something higher in oven or microwave in convection mode.

if you are using grill then the time would be less than oven for sure by about 1/3. so you can also use it if you have for veggies roasting.

  • broccoli : 15 minutes
  • bell peppers : 18 minutes
  • carrots : 25 minutes
  • corn cob : 30 minutes
  • butternut squash : 25 minutes
  • spaghetti squash : 25 minutes
  • cauliflower : 20 minutes
  • egg plant : 25 minutes
  • tomatoes : 20 minutes
  • onions : 15 minutes
  • zucchini : 15 minutes
  • asparagus : 10 minutes

Tips

  • To store cooked quinoa along with roasted veggies you can make use of air tight containers and keep the dish in fridge for up to 3-5 days to consume later as per your liking with different sauces and spices.
  • you can take many more veggies like escarole, kale, broccoli, carrots etc. to roast them for eating with quinoa as it would give your recipe better taste.
  • preheating the oven is necessary because if you don’t do it and start directly roasting your veggies in oven then the less heat would imparted to veggies making them less roasted by the time its time to take out or it will take considerably longer to get to state in which you like to eat when the veggies start to caramelize and become crisp and roasted from outside and tender from inside.
  • use high heat settings on your oven to roast, grill and caramelize the veggies easily and fast.
  • veggies have low sodium content in them so add salt and other favorite spices for easy cooking and caramelization. you can add thyme, oregano, rosemary and other seasonings are per your liking in the bowl to make the recipe tasty overall.

Conclusion

hope you like my simple recipe to make quinoa with roasted vegetables in cheap price and enjoy with friends and family without occurring too much money spent. it will fill your stomach with healthy food without putting a hole in your pocket so you can eat it daily also with your family in breakfast if they like it.

let me know in comments below if you like my simple recipe to make quinoa with roasted and grilled vegetables to enjoy with different sauces, seasonings, spices and herbs.

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