Quinoa with Fire Roasted Tomatoes is a quick and flavorful gluten-free source of protein, iron, and fiber.
Quinoa is a perfect companion to any meat or fish main dish, and when you start layering it with a variety of flavors, this dish transforms into a satisfying meal that can stand on its own.
As well as being a super-duper healthy whole grain, quinoa is extremely versatile and can be made with the same concept of fried-rice; toss in whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand and you’ll have one tasty meal!
I made this for a couple of my girlfriends as an appetizer. We got together after the New Year instead of during the holidays, and instead of swapping cookies like we’ve done in the past, we went to a champagne tasting bar for a toast and then relaxed at my house with some hors d’oeuvres.
I sautéed zucchini and eggplant and spiced it up with a can of fire roasted tomatoes. Once mixed with the quinoa, I topped it on steamed pepper slices. I also served it with Trader Joe’s Spicy Soy and Flax Seed Tortilla Chips, which was my favorite way to eat this!
This can be made in advance and served warm or cold and makes a healthy lunch too!