Roasted Green Bean Red Pepper Quinoa Salad

Roasted Green Bean Red Pepper Quinoa Salad
Just because the weather is cooling doesn't mean that salads are off the menu, especially when they are like this tasty, hearty and healthy quinoa salad with roasted green beans and red peppers! I always enjoy making salads like this and they are super easy to make! I usually like to start with a rice, whole grain or quinoa and then I add some in season vegetables like green beans and red peppers followed optionally with a bean, some cheese, nuts and a dressing and in no like you have tasty salad that eats like a meal! When it comes to the vegetables, I often like to roast them as roasting helps bring out more of their flavour and in this case both green beans and red peppers are particularly nice when roasted. This roasted green bean and red pepper quinoa salad is definitely a great way to enjoy salads this fall!

Roasted Green Bean Red Pepper Quinoa Salad

Roasted Green Bean Red Pepper Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4

A quinoa salad with roasted red peppers, roasted green beans and feta in a balsamic vinaigrette.



ingredients
  • 2 red bell pepper, cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups water (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
directions
  1. Place the red peppers on a baking sheet with the cut side facing down, broil until the skins are blackened, about 10 minutes, place in a sealable container and let 'steam' for 20 minutes before pinching the skins off and slicing into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the green beans in the oil, thyme, salt and pepper, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a preheated 400F oven until they start to caramelize, about 30 minutes, flipping them half way through.
  3. Meanwhile, bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15-20 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered.
  4. Mix everything and enjoy.

Option: Use jarred or frozen roasted red peppers to save some time.
Note: Use 1 3/4 cups of water if your quinoa is pre-rinsed and you do not rinse it.
Option: Use farro instead of quinoa (1 cup farro + 2 cups water & simmer for 20 minutes).
Option: Use goat cheese or blue cheese instead of feta.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 290, Fat 11g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 197mg, Carbs 41g (Fiber 7g, Sugars 6g), Protein 9g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

18 comments:

Tieghan said...

I love all the roasted veggies in this! looks like the perfect healthy meal!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Looks amazing!

Melanie @ Carmel Moments said...

Looks tasty and healthy!

Maria said...

Love everything about this salad!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Great-looking salad!

Heather Christo said...

After a night of mini-candy bars, this is exactly what I am craving!!

marla said...

I could eat this for dinner every night!

ashley - Baker by Nature said...

What a beautifully colorful salad!!!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

This is so beautiful and colorful! Love the quinoa healthiness :)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Mmm such a fab salad! I love all the ingredients in there!

Gaby said...

yes please!

Joanne said...

This hearty, veggie-full salad makes me so happy!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Gorgeous salad! I love the use of quinoa and veggies in this!

Olena@iFOODreal said...

Love it! Love quinoa salads and love hearty filling salads! I just made Mediterranean Quinoa salad and who cares it's fall.;) I agree. I'm tired of pumpkin.:)

Sylwia P. said...

Looks delicious! Now I know, what I'm going to eat this evening! :)

Tina @ Tinas Chic Corner said...

I've just started cooking with quinoa and I love the ingredients and flavors you used with it. I'd definitely eat this salad all year long. :)

kjerstinw said...

Tried it tonight for dinner and LOVED it! Flavorful with those roasted red peppers and my new favorite way to eat green beans! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

Emily Nevill said...

Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My husband declared it a new favorite. I decided to add a bit of roasted paprika and red pepper flakes to the green beans for a bit of extra flavor. Thanks for another great recipe!

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