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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Yield: 8 (1/2 cup) servings

Preparation Time: 15 min; Cook Time: 30 min; Total Time: 45 min

Ingredients

Dressing:
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Salad:
1 carrot, peeled and sliced into 1/4- inch pieces
2 medium beets (red or golden), peeled and chopped into 1/2- inch pieces
1 medium leek (white part only) cut in half lengthwise, thinly sliced
1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2- inch pieces
1 small red onion, chopped into 1/2- inch pieces
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 8 (1/2 cup) servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 101
Calories From Fat: 27
Total Fat: 3g
Sodium: 27mg
Total Carbohydrates: 16g
Protein: 2g

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F

Lightly coat large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Prepare dressing in small bowl by whisking together oil, vinegar, orange juice, zest, salt and pepper.

Arrange carrot, beets, leek, sweet potato and onion in single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with tarragon. Drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons of dressing over vegetables. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While vegetables are roasting, rinse quinoa (in fine mesh sieve) under cold running water; drain. In saucepan, place quinoa and 1 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered for 12 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is translucent. Transfer to large bowl and let cool.

When vegetables are tender, remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Add vegetables to quinoa. Toss with remaining dressing. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Can be served warm, cold or at room temperature.

From the American Institute for Cancer Research - www.aicr.org

Quinoa [KEEN-wah] is one of the oldest grains known to man. It is gaining popularity because of its nutritional profile and is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Originally used by the Incas, this tiny, bead-shaped grain cooks like rice (taking half the time of regular rice) and expands to four times its original volume with a rich, nutty flavor. Quinoa is gluten-free!

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