Quinoa with Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms Recipe

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Submitted by laurab1mps0n

Makes 6 servings



Mushrooms roasted in a simple oil-free pear balsamic dressing are delicious tossed with quinoa, spinach, green onions and almonds. Serve this dish warm, room temperature or cold, as a side dish or the main event.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 small pear, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
1 garlic clove, halved
1 cup quinoa
2 pounds mushrooms, stemmed and gills scraped out
3 cups spinach, chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms

Preheat oven to 475F. 

Put vinegar, mustard, pear and garlic in a blender with 1/3 cup water and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Cut mushrooms into chunks and combine in a large mixing bowl with 1/4 cup of the pear balsamic dressing. Spread mushrooms in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast mushrooms until tender, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. 

While mushrooms roast, prepare quinoa. In a medium saucepot, bring 1 3/4 cups water to a boil. Stir in quinoa, cover pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and set aside, covered, 10 minutes more. Uncover and fluff quinoa with a fork. 

Combine mushrooms, quinoa, spinach, green onions, almonds, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup more pear balsamic dressing in a large, wide serving bowl. Stir to mix well. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.
Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 248.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
208
Calories from Fat
57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.3g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
81mg
3%
Potassium
849mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
30.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5.9g
24%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
11.2g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in niacin
  • High in pantothenic acid
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
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