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Mixed Quinoa Salad with Roasted Summer Veggies
Mixed Quinoa Salad
with Roasted Summer Veggies

Mixed Quinoa Salad with Roasted Summer Veggies


Makes 8 servings
  • 1 medium eggplant, diced
  • 2 small zucchini, diced
  • 2 small squash, diced
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (white, red, or mixed), cooled
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
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Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Cover 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil. Arrange the diced vegetables on the baking sheets and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

Roast for 30 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.

Combine the garlic and lemon juice in a large bowl, and slowly add in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes, basil, mint, quinoa, and roasted vegetables, stirring gently to combine.

Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Garnish with toasted pine nuts.

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