Quinoa Roasted Ratatouille

This morning I woke up thinking; I definitely did not need my air conditioner on last night- it was freezing outside (and even colder in my bedroom). October in August? Debatable. After sneezing a few times and wrapping myself in a huge sweater, then a blanket- I stumbled my way into the kitchen. Given the dark and damp weather, I obviously began to prepare a hearty & colourful lunch for the weekend. I’ll be up in Tremblant with a few friends, some of them boys- so ‘hearty meal’ it had to be  🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 large Eggplant
  • 3 large Tomatoes
  • 4 Onions (small-medium in size)
  • 2 Bell Peppers
  • 5 garlic cloves (rough chop)
  • Herbs: Herbe de provence, Sage, Cinnamon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 2 Green Onions

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 450°F. Chop first 5 ingredients roughly the same size- bite size being preferable. Toss in a large bowl with tons of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, 3 tablespoons of herbe de provence, 3 tablespoons of sage and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. (The more you add sage and cinnamon, the more it will smell like Thanksgiving in your kitchen. True story). Place in large baking dish and roast for 45 minutes, stirring once after 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, add 1 cup of quinoa in pot with 2 cups of water. (You can add vegetable/chicken stock instead of water, but there’s so much flavour in the roasted vegetables, you don’t have to). Bring quinoa to a boil, until all the water has evaporated (about 15-20 minutes). Toss quinoa with chickpeas, add raisins and roasted vegetables. Garnish with green onions at very end, to prevent them from wilting. EAT!

JulieC

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4 thoughts on “Quinoa Roasted Ratatouille

    • Hi A Novel Woman!

      We would recommend rinsing your Quinoa before cooking it (unless it says on the package that the Quinoa is pre rinsed). It yields much tastier results 🙂

      So far, feta, dill & red pepper sounds like an awesome combination. If you like dill, stay tuned for a new recipe that will be posted by JulieB later today. It’s DILLicious!

      P.S. You’ll soon come to realize we are quite fond of questionable word plays & puns, lol.

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