Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa with Roasted Veggies recipe; carrots, zucchini, red and yellow peppers, sprinkled with italian dressing

We are excited for autumn in our house. To celebrate the changing of the season, we’re going to roast vegetables with the super grain, quinoa. This easy quinoa with roasted vegetables recipe is good as a one-dish meal or as a hearty side. Feel free to substitute a root vegetable for the zucchini but make sure to allow for a longer cooking time (about ten more minutes).




3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2″ pieces

2 small zucchini, cut into 1/2″ slices

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 medium sweet onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

Italian dressing


optional topping: shredded parmesan or romano cheese


Directions: Cut carrots and zucchini in half and into 1/2-in. slices; place in a large bowl. Add the peppers, onion, garlic & salt. Pour enough italian dressing on to coat all veggies; toss to coat. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in baking pan coated with cooking spray.


Bake at 400° for 40-50 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Set aside to cool.


Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork.


Transfer quinoa to a large bowl; stir in the vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese; serve with lemon.


Yield: 4 servings.



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10 Responses to Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

  1. Jenine Snarr says:

    This looks great…can’t wait to try it.

  2. I’m yet to work with Quinoa, I’ve heard so many things about it and your dish sounds like a good way to give it a try.! Perfect as a side dish for the up coming season! Thank You so much for sharing your recipe at the Fluster Buster Party, I’m Lizy, your co host for today! Havea fantastic week!

  3. Roberta Labbe says:

    love it, I cook my quinoa in a small rice cooker, comes out perfect every time

  4. Maria says:

    This looks so good! I always look for new ways to use quinoa and to incorporate vegetables into meals, this looks wonderful!

  5. K.D. says:

    This looks awesome! I love to serve colorful dishes like this to my boys!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    What a great dish that we will just love! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
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    Miz Helen

  7. Karly says:

    What a light and delicious dish! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  8. Yum – I love roasted veggies with quinoa or anything really. They always give great flavor. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. This is a feature this week.

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  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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