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Quinoa with Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Ok, I know, I know.  I need to cool it with the grilled vegetables.  But really once the warm weather hits, they are such  a staple in my diet and should be in yours too!

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This is another great way to use up all your grilled veggies!  Plus, this salad is delicious cold or at room temperature. Perfect for BBQ’s (mayo free!) and something a little different that everyone will love.

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Quinoa with Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
 
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Quinoa with Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chopped grilled vegetables
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 oz goat cheese
Instructions
  1. Mix together grilled veggies and quinoa.  Dress with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar.  (Sometimes I don't even use the oil!) Taste it and see if you need to add a little more. Crumble goat cheese and carefully fold in.
  2. Eat!

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Mexican Quinoa

Welcome to healthy recipe Monday brought to you by Fitness For Mommies.

So, who has tried my Mexican rice?  It’s good huh?

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Well, I bought one of the huge bags of quinoa from Costco and have been trying to use it up ever since.

So I had this crazy idea, what if I used quinoa instead of rice?

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And you know what?  I like it even better.  But please don’t tell the rice, it might get its feelings hurt.

Mexican Quinoa
 
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Mexican Quinoa
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil, (I like to use extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 2 cans of vegetable stock
Instructions
  1. Cook the onions and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the quinoa and cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the stock, 1 teaspoon of salt, and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.
  6. Fluff with a fork.
  7. Eat!