Mediterranean Quinoa

A few weeks ago, I went on an oven-roasted- tomato-making binge that left me trying to come up with new dishes to serve them in.

I’m glad I can always count on my trusty friend [quinoa] to pull through for me.

This Mediterranean Quinoa is the perfect transition from summer to fall because it is light but flavorful at the same time.

I think it’s great as both a side dish or meal – especially scooped up into pita chips! šŸ˜‰


This recipe was based on one from HERE.

Serves 2-4


  • 1 cupĀ ovenĀ roasted tomatoes
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • Ā¼ cup onion, dicedĀ 
  • Ā¼ cup pitted black olives, diced
  • Ā¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Ā½ cup quinoa (I used tri-color)


Cook (and rinse!) quinoa.

Prep ingredients – including the tomatoes, which need an hour and a half in the oven!

Mix quinoa and ingredients together.

Cover and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.


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Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!Ā