May 062011
 
Do you ever have leftover grilled veggies you don’t know what to do with?  You know, all the peak season fresh stuff like corn, eggplant, zucchini, squash and onion you don’t want to waste? How about extra rice or grains?  Any hummus (or in the case of us detoxers cashew cheese)?
Well I have the perfect solution because I happened to have all three and got creative after getting home with a hunger the size of Texas.  I needed something in three minutes or less. 
So here is how this works.
After grilling, just cut the cooled veggies up and throw them in the refrigerator and pull them out when you are ready (which would be now).  Add some cooked quinoa (which is actually a grain-like seed packed with protein), or a whole grain such as brown rice or millet, whatever you have on hand; microwave, then add a bit of cashew cheese or hummus and you’ve got a light meal.
What is your favorite go to meal when you are really hungry and don’t have time to cook?  
    
Quinoa, Grilled Veggies and Cashew Cheese
Ingredients
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup chopped grilled veggies such as eggplant, zucchini, squash, corn and onion
1oz cashew cheese (click for recipe), or hummus
Directions
1. Place quinoa and veggies in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 1 minute on high.  Top with cashew cheese or hummus.

 


Estimated Nutrition Facts
1 Serving
 
Calories 255.8
Total Fat 9.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 173.3 mg
Potassium 537.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32.1 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 5.3 g
Protein 5.7 g
Vitamin C 23.5 %
Phosphorus 28.2 %
Riboflavin 48.8 %

  12 Responses to “Quinoa, Grilled Veggies and Cashew Cheese”

  1. It's so hard to go wrong with grilled veggies. YUM. I had a roasted veggie salad tonight.

  2. Sounds super good! My go to dish is Pasta Fagioli! Hope the detox is going well. I am the same amount of days in to my candida cleanse. Keep up the good work!!

  3. quick and wonderful dish.

  4. looks delicious and healthy! i love cashew cheese :). btw, just found you on fb! come find me too!

  5. Somehow we never seem to have leftover roasted veggies! I'd roast extra but then I'd probably just eat extra. My go-to super fast meals are wheat pasta with peas & parmesan or bean tacos/burritos.

  6. I'm here to check in on your sanity. How's the fast going? It looks like you're doing well, except you're talking to portobellos. :)

    Laura

  7. Mmm I love the thought of not having to cook anything at the time and just throwing this together. I have never made cashew cheese…or let alone eaten it. I think I need to try some soon!!! This bowl this delicious.

  8. Delicious! After making cashew cream cheese I'm hooked! This dish sounds so lovely, I often cook quinoa when I need a quick meal. I even cook it in the morning to take with me for lunch, just add some veggies and nuts and it's good to go :-)

  9. I love the smoky flavor of grilled veggies and could eat them at every meal! This sounds absolutely delicious! I love the idea of just making mass amounts of veggies and then snacking on them all week!

  10. Starting a “post Mom visit detox” today…Thanks for the cashew recipe :) Think it might come in handy!

  11. So easy. I think you would love it!

  12. I've found another quinoa fan. It's one of my favorite “grains” and what a great idea to grill extra veggies!

    Kristi

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