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Mediterranean vegetables over quinoa

Today we headed down to Connecticut to visit with our godsons and friends, who were kind enough to prepare a vegetarian meal.  The marinated vegetables can be used on pizza, in a pasta, served over rice, or as we had them for lunch, served over quinoa.  The dish can also be served hot or cold, a truly versatile meal.  Special thanks to Tracy Benoit for preparing lunch, and also sharing the recipe.

Marinated Mediterranean vegetables

  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3/4 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup of pitted Greek olives

Chop the vegetables into bite-size pieces, and marinate for 30 minutes in Greek vinaigrette dressing (Tracy used Wishbone brand).

Drain the marinade and grill the vegetables for 8-12 minutes, until tender.

Cook the quinoa by bringing broth to a boil, then turning down to a simmer and covering for 15 minutes.  Remove the quinoa from the heat for about 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

Plate quinoa and top with vegetables.  Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.

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This entry was posted on October 23, 2011 by in Uncategorized.
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