Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Last Night's Dinner ... Quinoa with Carmelized Onions & Roasted Tomatoes

After watching the bachelor last night while on the elliptical {yes, it totally makes you feel less guilty about watching it!}, I ran home to make a quick, but super delicious dinner. I pulled together the below quinoa {sans lemon & parsley- thought it might like some brightness and color after the fact}, and it was divine!

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and slice onion really thin lengthwise and once in half
  • Place tomatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 30 min
  • Meanwhile, add olive oil to the skillet and cook onions on high heat for approx. 5 min. Reduce heat, add 1/2 tablespoon of butter, salt and sugar. Cook down onions on low heat until brown for 15-20 min, making sure to scrap the brown bits off the bottom frequently.
  • Combine quinoa and liquid in pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Cook until liquid has absorbed - approx. 10-15 min.
  • Add roasted tomatoes, 1/2 tablespoon butter, onions and Parmesan to the quinoa.
  • Season with salt as needed. Give a fresh squeeze of lemon to the mixture and top with some chopped parsley for color.
I'm taking the leftovers to lunch this week. Could be served as a side or the main dish next to some grilled veggies - like asparagus. I will be making this again!

As for the bachelor, I think half of them have already gone crazy - especially that Blakeley chick. Wow ... My favorite is for sure Rachel for her normalcy, incredible style and fabulous raspy voice!

Swing by soon as I'll be posting some of the wedding pics this week {possibly even some this afternoon}!


    1. The recipe looks so easy and fast - I'll have to try this sometime soon!

    2. Love anything with quinoa! So yummy and healthy!

    3. I've never heard of quinoa before but this recipe does sound really good.

    4. YUM this sounds absolutely delicious. Quinoa is a favorite in our house!


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