Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • ½ eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thick strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced into thick strips
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, grated
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

 

Basil Vinaigrette

  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 head of garlic, minced
  • 2–3 cups fresh basil leaves/tops

 

Direction

  1. Blend all the ingredients for the Basil Vinaigrette until smooth.
  2. Chop veggies and toss with basil vinaigrette in a large bowl.
  3. Let soak for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Take veggies straight from the marinade, then grill in batches until all of the vegetables have been cooked—about 4 minutes on each side or until tender.
  5. Set marinade aside.
  6. Assemble quinoa bowls with 2 cups grilled veggies, 1 cup quinoa, 1 ounce mozzarella, and ½ cup cherry tomatoes.
  7. If you’d like, drizzle extra dressing on top.

*Nutrition analysis done with ¼ of marinade. Adding it as a dressing will increase calories.

 

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 490 (190 from fat)
Total fat 21g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 59g (12g dietary fiber, 13g sugar)
Protein 17g

 

 

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