I like to make a batch of quinoa every week to have on hand for making a quick meal. It really is a “super food” loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals.
This one dish meal starts with cooked quinoa. (follow directions on the box) Finely chop and saute in olive oil any vegetables that you have in the fridge. In this case I used red pepper, brussel sprouts, red onion & yams.
(This recipe is so easy you don’t really need a real recipe, just throw in what you have around, in the amounts you want.)
I roasted a can of garbanzos by laying them on a cookies sheets and lightly coating them with olive oil, then I added a sprinkling of salt & pepper. (Roast at 400 degrees until slightly brown.)
When the vegetables are lightly cooked, and the garbanzos browned and lightly crispy, toss them all together into a large bowl along with your cooked quinoa. (you may not need all of the garbanzos)
I coarsely chopped some radicchio and avocado and added them at the last minute, along with some crumbled feta cheese. (adding nuts can also add more protein)
Here is the finished dish! Before eating, I drizzled it with some olive oil, lemon and salt & pepper. It’s so simple, yet so good for you. You can really add any vegetable combination that you have in your fridge.