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Roasted Tomato Garlic Quinoa

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Vegan
Cuisine: American/Italian
Servings: 2 cups
This quinoa recipe has sweet tomatoes and basil with sweet and sour balsamic glaze and bitter garlic for a perfect flavor combo.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins


  • c cooked quinoa
  • 3 Tbsps olive oil
  • 8 oz grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • chopped green onion
  • ¼ c balsamic glaze
  • 2 oz fresh basil leaves
  • c pine nuts or chopped walnuts
  • salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 300°F.
  • Check out my blog post with a video and step-by-step instructions on How to Cook Quinoa or the link below to my YouTube video.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half and peel the garlic.
  • Toss the tomato and garlic in 1 Tbsp of the olive oil. Lay the tomatoes only, on a sheet pan (not the garlic yet), cut side up and roast for 1 hour. Then add the garlic to the sheet pan and roast another 30 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl add 2 Tbsps olive oil. Add the warm garlic cloves and smash them with a spoon to combine with the oil. Add 1/2 tsp salt (add a pinch or 2 extra if you did not salt the quinoa when cooking it) and stir. Add the quinoa, roasted tomatoes and chopped green onion and stir well.
  • Plate the mixture, drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with lots of leaves of fresh basil and pine nuts or walnuts.


Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gSodium: 166mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19g
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