Cooking w/MsGoldgirl-Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad

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Reynold’s Non-Stick Aluminum Foil *
McCormick’s Sea Salt Grinder
McCormick’s Black Peppercorn Grinder
Lemon Juicer *

• 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 inch chunks
• 1 medium summer squash
• 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
• 1 red onion, cut into chunks
• 1 bell pepper, chopped
• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1/4 tsp. pepper
• 2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa (cook in chicken stock for more flavor)
• 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
• 4 tbsp. fresh lime juice
• 1 garlic clove
• 1/2 tsp. sugar
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 4 tbsp. olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss vegetables with 1 tsbp. olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour onto a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with a rim. Roast for 10-15 minutes, or until veggies are soft and lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

2. In a large bowl combine roasted veggies with quinoa, and shredded cheddar. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a food processor, combine lime juice, garlic clove, sugar, salt, and olive oil. Pulse in food processor until all ingredients are processed. You may need to add a bit more lime juice to get vinaigrette to a pourable consistency. Pour vinaigrette over quinoa salad and toss to coat. Serve room temperature or cold.

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Suzanne Smith says:

Frozen garlic cubes? Where have I been?

59cottoncandy says:

I have that exact cannister set, minus the smallest wooden spoon (lost it in one of our moves)!

59cottoncandy says:

I'm with you on the Press n' Seal and the Reynolds Non-Stick Foil! I loved this cooking video, please do more 🙂

Melissa G says:

Please make more cooking videos! I make this recipe all the time but I make it with Trader Joe's is really couscous and it's delicious!

Marti Loves MakeUp says:

Can you add mushrooms to the veggies??

MernieRenee says:

I made this tonight and oh my goodness!!! I cannot believe how good it is. I actually ate it warm and it was still delicious! The vinaigrette just gives it that extra umph! In lieu of summer squash, I used acorn squash along with zucchini, red & green bell peppers, red onion, grape tomatoes and minced garlic. I'm excited that this isn't just a summer dish, so I can make it all year round. Thank you for sharing! It was our first time having quinoa too. 🙂

CinnamonYoghurt says:

Thank you for sharing! Added to "watch later" so I can try this later 🙂
Ps. Never seen frozen garlic cubes before! Pretty neat!  

PMC2u says:

An easy way to cut up those tiny tomatoes is to put about a handful under a plastic container lid, like the container lids that wonton soup from Chinese take out come ins, spread them out evenly and then cut through them as if u were slicing through a roll or something like that .. I saw that on Rachel Ray and Works like a charm!
P.s. I tried to be as visual as I could! Hope that helps 🙂

Colette Taylor says:

I'm going to give this a whirl tonight. I'll devour it. Not so sure about DH and the kids…..

Efpol says:

Looks delicious a very healthy meal , thanks for sharing.

Erin C says:

I LOVE this recipe! Seriously! The dressing makes this! My family says the hate quinoa, so I told them it was couscous and they ate it up! I roasted zucchini, squash, red bell pepper, red onion, cubed sweet potatoes, and white yam. It was delish!

Katy Larson says:

I am looking forward to trying this recipe, sounds delicious, healthy and quick, I send lunch with my husband to his office every day and I think this would be a great option for him with the added roasted chicken. Thanks for sharing! Great video!

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