For all of you who haven’t tried quinoa yet, it truly is a must! Quinoa is such a great substitute to rice or cous cous, especially for those who are sensitive to different grains (by the way, did you know quinoa is actually a seed?) and has tons of awesome benefits. It is actually described as a “superfood” because of its protein, fiber and mineral content! We love finding new recipes to use quinoa in so we came up with this: roasted veggie & quinoa-stuffed tomatoes!
For this recipe we use brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, tomatoes, and asparagus. However, not a fan of some of these veggies? Mix and match your favorites! This recipe is great to change up when wanting some new flavors, so keep it interesting and add your personal favorites! After that, you got yourself a filling and delicious meal.
Roasted Veggie & Quinoa-Stuffed TomatoesCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
These roasted veggie and quinoa-stuffed beefsteak tomatoes
4 beefsteak tomatoes
4 cups quinoa; cooked
1 cup brussels sprouts; sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 cup mushrooms; sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes; chopped
1 cup asparagus
1/2 cup favorite vinaigrette; we used balsamic
- Preheat oven to 350′.
- Cook quinoa according to directions.
- Roast all veggies on pan for 20-25 minutes, until veggies are soft.
- Place quinoa and roasted veggies into large bowl and mix together. Add dressing and stir completely.
- Hollow out beefsteak tomatoes and spoon quinoa into each one.
- Top with more dressing, if desired, and enjoy!
These roasted veggie & quinoa-stuffed tomatoes can easily be adjusted to your personal liking. We love balsamic dressing but you can easily use other dressings! Use a creamy Italian dressing or simply lemon juice to enhance the flavor. You can also spice up your veggies by adding garlic salt, onion powder, or other herbs to add more flavor.
When looking at recipes, it’s great to try them as they are first and as you get more comfortable to start adding your own flare! We get that drifting off the main recipe can be hard, but that’s why we love creating recipes like this that are hard to mess up! Get comfortable with being creative! There’s nothing to be scared of with veggies and we WANT you to have fun in the kitchen.
When trying new recipes, what’s the thing you find yourself struggling with the most? Do you like getting creative or prefer following it exactly? Let us know your thoughts!