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Quinoa with Roasted Root Vegetables

Quinoa with Roasted Root Vegetables

Quick, easy, nourishing and delicious dinner, anyone? We got it all covered. After trying these simple Quinoa with Roasted Root Vegetables recipe your dinner game will be changed forever. 

This has to be one of the easiest recipes we've ever made here at I think I've said that a bit too often lately. But maybe it's just that I've been trying to outdo myself and I'm on a mission to find THE actual easiest recipe out there. 

I don't know if it can get any easier than this. You don't have to really do much hands-on work. It will take you 10 minutes to prepare and the rest is just waiting time. You wait for the quinoa to boil and you wait for the veggies to roast. 

Easy, right?

Quinoa with Roasted Root Vegetables ingredients

Roasted root vegetables are not just easy to make they are also incredibly delicious. Most root veggies have a ton of flavour on their own. Also, the natural sugars in them will caramelise when you roast them. This gives them an incredible hearty taste without the need of extra seasonings. 

The taste is amazing but also having a bunch of different root vegetables in the same bowl is great for our health. Root veggies are a good source of complex carbs, fiber, vitamin A and C, and are plentiful in antioxidants. These are just a few things we get from root veggies in general, each has its own array of added nutrients as well.

Since we want to get as much as possible out of our bowl of roasted root vegetables we included a few different ones. We have beets, black root, carrots, and turnip. If you don't find one of them or if you have different ones in your kitchen, you can easily switch them around. I usually use whatever is in season, they all go well together. 

Root Vegetables on baking tray

Since roasted root vegetables already have a ton of flavour we only want to enhance their taste. So we are keeping the seasonings on the simple side. Just make sure you don't skip the lemon zest, it adds a nice extra touch of flavour to the veggies. 

The key to super delicious and perfectly roasted root veggies is in the pre-work. I like to make sure they are fully covered in olive oil before I set them on the roasting sheet. So make sure you toss them really well so the oil is evenly distributed. 

The second thing you have to check is that your veggies are well laid on the cooking sheet. We don't want the veggies to be stacked on top of each other. But don't put too much effort on this, a few double deckers is not a big deal. If you are using the right size tray you can just pass your hand on top of the veggies. That will set them in place so everything cooks evenly. 

Once you have your quinoa ready mix it with the roasted root vegetables. You now have the easiest, most nourishing and delicious dish ever! 

Quinoa with Roasted Root Vegetables bowl

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Serves: 4
Allergens: Quinoa


For the quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water

For the vegetables

  • ½ lb beet (diced into 0.5 inch pieces)
  • ½ lb black root (chopped and skin removed)
  • ½ lb carrot (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (removed the skin)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ lb pumpkin (diced into 0.5 inch pieces)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (diced into 1 inch pieces)
  • ½ lb yellow turnip (diced into 1 inch pieces)

For the seasoning

  • ½ cup brazil nut (chopped and toasted)
  • 2 tbsps fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. In a big bowl combine the vegetables with the olive oil and roast for 45 minutes.
  3. Toast the quinoa for 2-5 minutes in a pot, then add the water and simmer for 20 minutes until soft.
  4. Combine the roasted root vegetables with the quinoa, add the seasoning and adjust taste before serving, enjoy!

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