Spring Quinoa Side

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry quinoa
  • 1 bell pepper. diced (I used 1/2 red & 1/2 orange)
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 5 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa following package directions, set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Saute onions and bell peppers for 5 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini &grape tomatoes and saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in cooked quinoa to pan along with garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste. 
  5. Can be served warm or cold.

~Recipe from Mikaila

Mediterranean Baked Veggies

Ingredients:

  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 16 oz Asparagus
  • 1/2 oz Thyme
  • 4 tsp Veggie Stock concentrate
  • 8 oz grape tomatoes
  • 4 Scallions
  • 1 1/2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 1 oz sliced almonds
  • 1 cup feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Prep: Adjust rack to middle position ans preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Mince garlic. Trim and discard woody bottom ends from asparagus; but stalks crosswise into 3-inch pieces. Strip thyme leaves from stems; discard stems and roughly chop leaves. In a small pot, combine stock concentrate and 2 cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Roast Veggies: Toss garlic, asparagus, tomatoes, and half the thyme on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast, tossing halfway through, until asparagus is tender and tomatoes burst, 12-15 minutes.
  3. Cook Scallion whites: Meanwhile, trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from green. Melt 2 TBSP butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add scallion whites and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
  4. Toast Couscous: Add couscouse and remaining thyme to same pot. Cook, stirring, until grains are lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Simmer Couscous: Pour simmering stock into pot with couscous mixture. Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 6-8 minutes. Drain any excess liquid from pot, if necessary.
  6. Serve: Fluff couscous with a fork; season with salt and pepper. Divide between plates, then top with roasted veggies. Sprinkle with almond, feta, and scallion greens.

Recipe adapted from Hello Fresh