This quinoa and roasted vegetable salad is an excellent side for chicken or steak, or skip the meat entirely and you've got a delicious vegetarian main dish. Leftovers are a perfect choice for lunch--just make an extra batch of dressing and add a touch to the cold salad before eating the next day.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Add beet wedges to the dish. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Cover and roast for 25 minutes. Uncover and add zucchini and mushrooms. Lightly coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Cover and roast for 10 to 15 minutes more or until vegetables are just tender. Place baking dish on a wire rack to cool.

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  • Meanwhile, combine water, quinoa, and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Drain if necessary. Cool completely.

  • Combine vinegar, olive oil, parsley, rosemary, oregano, mustard, and garlic in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake well. Add vinaigrette to cooled vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Divide quinoa among four serving plates. Top with vegetable mixture and goat cheese (or feta).

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 9.8g 20% DV; carbohydrates 35.8g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5.4g 22% DV; sugars 5.4g; fat 11.7g 18% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 5.6mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 286.5IU 6% DV; vitamin c 10.9mg 18% DV; folate 160.4mcg 40% DV; calcium 66.6mg 7% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 110.1mg 39% DV; potassium 638mg 18% DV; sodium 343.2mg 14% DV.