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Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

Start the year off right with this nutritious quinoa dish that's packed with color and flavor!  

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 233 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 1 medium red onion, thickly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers (yellow or red), sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 6-8 whole cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided use
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa (I used Bob's Red Mill Tri-Color Quinoa)
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the onion, zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, and garlic on a large roasting pan. Drizzle with 1½ tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle the thyme on top and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Roast in the oven until vegetables are softened and caramelized, 30-35 minutes. If using two baking sheets, rotate the pans halfway through.
  4. While vegetables are roasting, make the quinoa. Place the quinoa and vegetable (or chicken) stock in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover the pot and reduce heat to low. Simmer until cooked, 12-15 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Remove from heat and transfer quinoa to a large bowl. Add the roasted vegetables to the bowl.
  5. Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and vegetables and toss to combine. Serve warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.9g15%
Saturated Fat 1.52g10%
Sodium 154mg7%
Carbohydrates 28.8g10%
Fiber 4.5g19%
Sugar 5.6g6%
Protein 7.4g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.