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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

Here’s a recipe for a beautiful and healthy side dish:  Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

Well, it’s a New Year.  And that means thinking about making small changes to make it a healthier year.  I almost always make it a point to make some healthy changes… always on a quest to live a little bit longer and take off a few pounds.

I’ve decided that my family eats FAR to much white rice.  White rice isn’t that great for you, so it’s time to get rid of that on our dinner menu and replace it with something much better for us: quinoa.  Quinoa is high in protein, and it’s gluten-free too.

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love this tri-color blend of quinoa, and I chose to cook it in chicken broth and add garbanzo beans too.

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Recipe

I added simply roasted vegetables (carrots, zucchini, red bell peppers and shallots) to the cooked quinoa and garbanzo beans along with a lemony, red wine vinegar dressing.  This side dish can be served either warm or cold.  It’s healthy and delicious- a better choice over white rice indeed!

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa



  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium to large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 cup Tri-color Quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed


  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Roast the vegetables: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place veggies in a bowl and toss with the olive oil. Place veggies on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, or until softened and slightly charred. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare the quinoa: Rinse the quinoa well in a fine sieve. In a medium saucepan bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is completely absorbed.
  3. Assemble the dish: In a small dish, whisk together the dressing ingredients. In a medium to large bowl, toss the roasted vegetables with the cooked quinoa, garbanzo beans and dressing. Serve immediately as warm, or cover and refrigerate and serve cold at a later time.

Here are a few more quinoa recipes you might enjoy:

240 Responses to “Roasted Vegetable Quinoa”

  1. postedJan 6, 2015 4:14 AM

    This looks amazing. I wanted to add more healthy foods to my diet. I will have to try this tonight

  2. postedJan 6, 2015 4:15 AM
    Cheryl R

    Roasted veggies and quinoa are a great combination.

  3. postedJan 6, 2015 4:17 AM

    I ate Greek yogurt with berries for breakfast.

  4. postedJan 6, 2015 4:18 AM
    Janet M.

    This looks delicious and the colors are gorgeous! We eat with our eyes first and this is a real winner in that department.

  5. postedJan 6, 2015 4:20 AM
    Charlotte Moore

    It is still too early in the morning for a victory yet. I sure hope I can cut back on sweets. Thanks fir the chance to win.

  6. postedJan 6, 2015 4:21 AM

    My little Victory of the Day is getting up, skipping the coffee, have a big glass of water and be happy at work today! Crossing fingers it turns out that well.

  7. postedJan 6, 2015 4:23 AM
    Elizabeth Fitzmaurice

    To continue my low-carb diet that I started yesterday!

  8. postedJan 6, 2015 4:25 AM
    Lesley F

    I got up early and worked out

  9. postedJan 6, 2015 4:26 AM
    Elizabeth Fitzmaurice

    Thanks for the Giveaway. I don’t have Kroger stores here in Chicago. Do they have affiliates that might be here? Or online ordering?

  10. postedJan 6, 2015 4:36 AM
    Jennifer Bailey

    My first quinoa dish I ever tried was a veggie stir fry with quinoa. Awesome!!

  11. postedJan 6, 2015 4:38 AM
    Kim P

    This looks great – thanks

  12. postedJan 6, 2015 4:41 AM

    I haven’t had a victory of the day yet, but I’m hoping it will be a step towards feeling better. 🙂

  13. postedJan 6, 2015 4:51 AM

    My little victory yesterday was eating less and cutting back on the sugar. Baby steps…baby steps. 😉

  14. postedJan 6, 2015 5:01 AM

    It is snowy/rainy, and freezing here. The fact that I got out of bed is a major accomplishment!!

  15. postedJan 6, 2015 5:03 AM

    I went for a lovely walk. My goal is to exercise more.

  16. postedJan 6, 2015 5:05 AM

    My goal is to exercise more, and I went for a walk today.

  17. postedJan 6, 2015 5:07 AM

    This recipe sounds good. I’ve only had quinoa a few times and always enjoyed it. Maybe it’s time to try to make it myself. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway

  18. postedJan 6, 2015 5:08 AM

    This looks wonderful. I love roasted vegetables and this would be a great alternative to white rice in my house too.

    Love, Love, Love our local Kroger.

  19. postedJan 6, 2015 5:08 AM

    This looks fantastic and simple for the new year. Love the high protein option for all the vegetarians out there!

  20. postedJan 6, 2015 5:09 AM

    My victory for the last seven days has been my 3030 Challenge through Joyce Meyers Ministries. Thank you for such a generous giveaway opportunity!

  21. postedJan 6, 2015 5:11 AM

    Elizabeth Fitzmaurice, there used to be a Kroger store in the Kankakee/Bradley area. Worth the drive if you are the winner. Good luck to all of us!

  22. postedJan 6, 2015 5:19 AM

    My victory is day seven in the 3030 Challenge through Joyce Meyers Ministries! Can’t wait to make the Roasted Vegetable Quinoa; sounds so healthy and yummy. Thank you for this generous and thoughtful opportunity 🙂

  23. postedJan 6, 2015 5:22 AM
    Michelle Forster

    What a great idea – not change everything then fail. Making one small change at a time is so doable!

  24. postedJan 6, 2015 5:25 AM

    My little victory is trying to decrease the am’t of red meat husband and I consume and meatless Monday !

  25. postedJan 6, 2015 5:30 AM
    Kathy H.

    this looks exciting!

  26. postedJan 6, 2015 5:32 AM

    My little victory is meal planning for this week. So tired of trips to the grocery store. Roasted veggies look great in this!

  27. postedJan 6, 2015 5:35 AM

    I’ve recently tried Quinoa, and love it! I will definitely work on replacing white rice with this. Can’t wait to try the recipe!

  28. postedJan 6, 2015 5:38 AM

    I shovelled snow on my stoop as well as an elderly neighbor’s… yay for upper-body workout!

  29. postedJan 6, 2015 5:40 AM

    I have been reading about quinoa Anna this seems like an easy exchange with huge benefits. I’m anxious to try some of these recipes next week. Thank you.

  30. postedJan 6, 2015 5:48 AM

    I made it to work without getting in an accident! We passed so many on the drive in, I figured it was almost inevitable.

  31. postedJan 6, 2015 5:48 AM

    yesterday’s victory 6 servings of fruits (2) and vegetables! Usually I only manage 4! 1 down today already!

  32. postedJan 6, 2015 5:52 AM
    Lisa L

    Love quinoa! And this looks like a delicious way to include more into our meals.

  33. postedJan 6, 2015 5:54 AM

    What a great giveaway!
    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  34. postedJan 6, 2015 5:56 AM

    I am going to try to stay on the straight and narrow for the third day of a new healthier eating plan!

  35. postedJan 6, 2015 5:59 AM
    Angeline C

    Love the colors in this side dish! Love a good quinoa recipe 🙂

  36. postedJan 6, 2015 6:05 AM

    Got my 10000 steps!

  37. postedJan 6, 2015 6:06 AM
    Donna Vaughn

    I just told my daughter yesterday that I’d make quinoa for her so thanks for the recipes. Got to get off the sweets!

  38. postedJan 6, 2015 6:20 AM

    My little victory has been running the stairs with my dog this morning. She loves when we play fetch up and down the stairs. She’s a great motivator.

  39. postedJan 6, 2015 6:27 AM

    Sounds delicious and great for those healthy resolutions!

  40. postedJan 6, 2015 6:30 AM

    this looks delicious! love me some roasted veggies!

  41. postedJan 6, 2015 6:33 AM
    Angela A

    I made breakfast at home instead of eating in a drive thru!

  42. postedJan 6, 2015 6:35 AM

    I love Kroger. I love roasted veggies. Don’t like quinoa. Two out of three isn’t bad.

  43. postedJan 6, 2015 6:36 AM
    Dina Lucas

    My little victories will be eating less carbs and getting more movement into my day!

  44. postedJan 6, 2015 6:38 AM

    Looks yummy, thanks for the giveaway!

  45. postedJan 6, 2015 6:42 AM
    Kristen N

    My little victory for today is yet to come – can’t wait to see what it is!!!

  46. postedJan 6, 2015 6:44 AM
    Kim Porter

    My little victory is getting the day off from work…going to put all of the Christmas decorations away.

  47. postedJan 6, 2015 6:44 AM

    My son did not miss the bus today – thats a good one right? But my daughter did forget her lunch :/

  48. postedJan 6, 2015 6:46 AM

    Great recipe to add to every meal of the weel. uinoa and veggies go with everything. Thank you for the opportunity.

  49. postedJan 6, 2015 6:48 AM
    Crytsal D

    My goal is to cut carbs, no victories today but the day is early.

  50. postedJan 6, 2015 6:51 AM
    Linda M

    Looking forward to creating this healthy recipe for my family to begin 2015!

  51. postedJan 6, 2015 6:52 AM
    Vickie P

    My little victory today was getting both kids to school on time without rushing and no drama!

  52. postedJan 6, 2015 6:52 AM

    My little victory today is making it to school (I am a teacher) and successfully completing day 2 of “re-entry” after the holiday break:)

  53. postedJan 6, 2015 6:56 AM

    This looks delicious.

  54. postedJan 6, 2015 6:56 AM

    This looks great! I really like quinoa – but my boys aren’t excited. Maybe this will help them change their minds! Thanks for the recipe!

  55. postedJan 6, 2015 7:04 AM

    First step is to buy some quinoa at our local Kroger.

  56. postedJan 6, 2015 7:10 AM

    My little victory for today = mastering a new exercise in my Pilates session.

  57. postedJan 6, 2015 7:11 AM
    laurie riddle

    Kroger is my go-to store. Can’t wait to try this recipe using their products!

  58. postedJan 6, 2015 7:13 AM


  59. postedJan 6, 2015 7:23 AM

    My little victory for today is having roasted apple oatmeal for breakfast instead of a bacon egg and cheese sandwich – and I feel great!

  60. postedJan 6, 2015 7:24 AM

    I’ve stayed on track with my New Year’s resolutions!

  61. postedJan 6, 2015 7:41 AM
    Stephanie Phelps

    The little victory in my day was getting up and going for my walk!

  62. postedJan 6, 2015 7:42 AM

    I love the look of the TRI color quinoa! Wish I could get some of that!

  63. postedJan 6, 2015 7:48 AM

    I got up before work and went to the gym!

  64. postedJan 6, 2015 7:50 AM
    Beth B

    I started WW yesterday and was down today – yay! Victory one day at time 🙂

  65. postedJan 6, 2015 8:05 AM
    Pete Mathis

    I’ll give it a try!

  66. postedJan 6, 2015 8:11 AM

    WOW Lori – great giveaway! My victory – being somewhat ahead of schedule on posts this week.

  67. postedJan 6, 2015 8:12 AM

    I am trying to start my day earlier. I began today.

  68. postedJan 6, 2015 8:19 AM
    Pam McGlone

    I absolutely love roasted vegetables as well as quinoa so this recipe has to be fantastic! I shop at Kroger’s and would love the other prizes also! Fingers and toes crossed!

  69. postedJan 6, 2015 8:25 AM
    Whitney S.

    I ate breakfast BEFORE 11:30!

  70. postedJan 6, 2015 8:33 AM
    Mama Marilyn

    With the winning combination of your fabulous, inspirational recipes and Kroger’s amazing Giveaway ~ you will enable us to create a ‘Little Victory’ everyday… and increase the desire to achieve many victories all year long!

  71. postedJan 6, 2015 8:35 AM
    sarah k

    My victory today was sitting down and having breakfast instead of just skipping it, and rushing about my day.

  72. postedJan 6, 2015 8:37 AM
    Erin W

    My little victory is that I went to the grocery yesterday. Brought a healthy snack to work and have a game plan to cook for dinner. Yay me!

  73. postedJan 6, 2015 8:40 AM
    Lisa Tew

    Love Quinoa, will give this a try!
    Trying for more whole grains, veggies etc for the New Year!

  74. postedJan 6, 2015 8:47 AM

    What a healthy recipe to start the New Year! Thanks!

  75. postedJan 6, 2015 8:50 AM
    Annmarie W.

    My little victory for today is actually in process right now…getting ALL the laundry caught up, washed, dried, folded & put away!

  76. postedJan 6, 2015 8:51 AM

    I went to the gym before work even though I didn’t sleep that great and was tired.

  77. postedJan 6, 2015 8:55 AM
    Barbara K

    I tried quinoa yesterday for the first time, I will be having this again, (very good!)

  78. postedJan 6, 2015 9:00 AM

    I turned my breakfast burrito into a breakfast bowl – put the filling on top of a bed of sauteed kale and topped with avocado and sriacha – yum!

  79. postedJan 6, 2015 9:06 AM

    I love the recipes on this site. They are always so yummy! I can hardly wait to try the roasted veggies and quinoa tonight. Quinoa is my new thing!

  80. postedJan 6, 2015 9:06 AM

    Ate a healthy breakfast this am – love Quinoa can’t wait to try this recipe – thx!

  81. postedJan 6, 2015 9:07 AM
    Alice MacDonald

    A fabulous giveaway, and as usual, another great recipe! Thank you!

  82. postedJan 6, 2015 9:11 AM

    My little victory for today was bringing a salad for lunch instead of a big tempting bowl of leftover baked ziti!

  83. postedJan 6, 2015 9:18 AM
    Keely guthery

    Love your blog; I check it everyday. Kroger products do taste as good as brand; I’d love to win that grocery card :).

  84. postedJan 6, 2015 9:19 AM

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing

  85. postedJan 6, 2015 9:22 AM

    I agree – swapping white rice for quinoa is such a good choice. After awhile, even my husband got on board with it 😉

  86. postedJan 6, 2015 9:23 AM
    Julie Kovach

    This is a great giveaway. Thanks!

  87. postedJan 6, 2015 9:25 AM

    Taking time to eat breakfast and drinking more water!

  88. postedJan 6, 2015 9:29 AM

    I made it to my 5:30am yoga class!

  89. postedJan 6, 2015 9:32 AM

    yummy and healthy too!

  90. postedJan 6, 2015 9:35 AM
    Joan Khan

    My little victory is meal planning for this week instead of making many trips to the grocery store!

  91. postedJan 6, 2015 9:51 AM

    Packing a healthy lunch – kale salad!

  92. postedJan 6, 2015 9:53 AM
    Sarah Pickard

    Awesome give away! I love Fred Meyers!

  93. postedJan 6, 2015 9:55 AM

    My victory today was NOT getting sweet stuff at the breakfast bar when my son took me to Frisch’s, but getting a salad instead!

  94. postedJan 6, 2015 9:56 AM

    I started drinking 8 glasses of water a day. I bought a bottle of black cherry juice, from the health food store. It is supposed to help with inflammation. I put several TBSP in the water. Its good for me and makes the water easy to drink.
    Also, I love Kroger brand quinoa. Use it all the time.
    Thank you for this great giveaway 🙂

  95. postedJan 6, 2015 10:01 AM

    I love the taste of roasted vegetables. Combining them with other items can only enhance the flavor of the items used.

  96. postedJan 6, 2015 10:18 AM
    Ellie Wright

    My little Victory of the Day is catching a migraine when it was just starting and warding it off with meds and a nap.

  97. postedJan 6, 2015 10:20 AM
    Christine T

    Delicious! Can’t wait to try!

  98. postedJan 6, 2015 10:23 AM
    Lori Williams

    My little victory for today is that I got up! I have had chronic headaches and migraines and today I feel I little bit better! Thank you!

  99. postedJan 6, 2015 10:28 AM
    Michael Bird

    I switched from dipping veggies in french onion dip to hummus.

  100. postedJan 6, 2015 10:29 AM
    Tina R.

    My little victory is not so little! I am taking back my health/eating right and losing weight is a part of that! This is the second post on Quinoa I have seen in the last 30 minutes so it must be a sign!! I will get some and try it! I have never even tasted it so this will be interesting! The recipe sounds wonderful and looking forward to trying it! This giveaway is awesome and will be great for helping accomplish my victory since eating healthy and delicious can get expensive! My little victory right now is walking more!

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