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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.