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August 15, 2012

Creamy Quinoa with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

So you know I'm Italian (well, part Italian) so I love tomatoes, right? Well....kind of.  I know it is really weird but I don't care for raw tomatoes.  I love the smell (especially if they are freshly picked), the way they look, the beautiful color even the taste of a fresh raw tomato, but I don't care for the texture.  I know, I'm weird.  But I'm sure you have weird food 'things' to, right?

Well this summer  we found a tomato plant in a place where we didn't plant it.  We thought it was a little strange but it looked like a really healthy plant so we thought, why not?!  Fast forward to today and we have a six-foot-tall, three-foot-wide cherry tomato bush that has taken over the corner of the yard and is producing tomatoes like mad.  I'm not completely sure how it got there or how it lived through the winter but I am mighty glad it did.  Of course, now I need to figure out what to do with all of them!
Enter my recipe for roasted cherry tomatoes, YUM!  This is the easiest and most delicious way to eat these little juicy rubies and fantastic in my creamy quinoa salad!
All you have to do to roast the tomatoes is drizzle them with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dried parsley.  Then toss to coat and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until they burst and caramelize!  Doesn't that sound amazing?  It is! And the perfect way to use all of those 'fresh' tomatoes!
Creamy Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
1 c cooked quinoa
1 c roasted cherry tomatoes
2 wedges of laughing cow garlic and herb cheese
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2-4 oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Combine all of your ingredients (including all of the oil and juice from the roasted tomatoes).  Add salt and pepper to taste if needed. Enjoy!


Anonymous Mary said...


August 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thanks :)

August 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM  

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