Roasted Tomatoes, Green Bean and Quinoa Salad
4 cups chopped green beans
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup quinoa
2/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups grape tomatoes
4 cloves sliced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons capers
3 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1 chopped fresh red pepper, optional
Boil about 6 cups of water
Season with one teaspoon salt
Add the green beans
Boil for two minutes then drain and rinse with cold water until the beans are cold.
Put the 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan on medium heat
Add the quinoa and brown slightly in the oil
Add the salt and water
Bring to a boil then a simmer with the cover on for ten minutes
Heat the oven to 450 degrees
Mix the tomatoes, oil, salt, pepper, garlic and garlic powder together
Place on a baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes or until the tomatoes are blistered.
Mix the green beans, quinoa and the tomatoes with all the oil and tomato juice together
Put the capers, lemon juice, mint and parsley over everything
Toss and serve alone or with anything
This is too good to be healthy
You can add chopped red pepper, olives or any cheese.
This is my new favorite salad this week.
Can be made the day before serving then just tossed again before serving.