Roasted Broccoli Quinoa

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa

Happy New Year! We’ve survived the holidays and a Mayan apocalypse only to be told we need to lose 10lbs before February again. It’s silly the detox diets that people come up with, like raw green juice only for a week or “The Cookie Diet”(sounds promising but it’s not).

I definitely could use less desserts after last month and will probably try to post more healthy vegetable recipes. But that doesn’t mean you should be stuck on juices. Whole foods like broccoli and quinoa are perfectly good for you.

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Broccoli

I read on a blog that quinoa was one of those 2012 “food fads” that ought to fade away in 2013. I hope that’s not true because it’s a great way to vary things up in the kitchen like roasted broccoli.

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 4-6 servings):

  • 1 cup dry quinoa, washed
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts(optional)
  • 1/4 cup craisins(optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lay the broccoli florets out on a baking tray and drizzle with 3 Tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Roast for 45 minutes until the broccoli begins to brown.
  4. While the broccoli’s roasting, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Add a lid and turn off the heat and wait for the quinoa to cook.
  5. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked quinoa, roasted broccoli, remaining olive oil, hazelnuts and craisins if using, and salt and pepper.
  6. Add extra seasoning as desired. Serve hot or cold.

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Serving

Much better than green juice.

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5 Responses to Roasted Broccoli Quinoa
  1. The Candid RD
    January 1, 2013 | 11:08 am

    Agree, much better than green juice! I love quinoa, I love broccoli, this is perfect. And to say that quinoa is going to “fade away” is just crazy. Everyone loves it! Heck there is an entire cookbook on how to use it.

  2. Christine (The Raw Project)
    January 1, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    This looks wonderful, broccoli and quinoa are two of my favorite foods!

  3. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa
    January 2, 2013 | 10:57 am

    This looks scrumptious! I hope that people don’t move away from eating quinoa because it’s a “fad”. This incredible, nutrient rich food is so good for you and the fact it’s naturally gluten-free helps so many people struggling with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance. I love your combo with roasted broccoli and chopped nuts with this recipe – it seems like a perfect balance in texture. Yumm!!

  4. Sarah | Shine Food
    January 7, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Mmm…i love the idea of adding hazelnuts to the roasted broccoli, and I certainly hope quinoa isn’t going anywhere in 2013! We are celebrating a return to sane eating this month on the Shine Supper Club, and this recipe would make a great contribution. I hope you’ll join us!

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